The FBI and Social Media
Over the past few years, the FBI has rolled out a number of new initiatives on its website, http://www.fbi.gov, that make it easier for the public and Bureau partners to help track down wanted fugitives and missing children, to submit tips on terrorism and crime, and to get the latest FBI news and information. These include an e-mail alert service, syndicated news feeds, and a series of podcasts and widgets.
In 2009, the FBI followed up on these efforts by establishing an official presence on several social media websites, including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. These sites provide another way for the public to access FBI news, stories, videos, and other content posted on the Bureau’s website.