TSA joins Instagram, continues propaganda


The Transportation Security Agency has created an Instagram account to its arsenal of propaganda tools to show off that it’s still really, really important.

The group, best known for airport security, says it continues to find loaded guns in would-be passengers carry on bags and will know add photos of said firearms to its Instagram account, according to numerous news reports. It also appears to like to use cool frames and filters to the photos. If you’re gonna be relevant, you should definitely have a nice filter.

You can follow the TSA instagram account at: TSAblogteam. This should keep you up to date with any recent confiscation or other good deed the TSA likes to tout. The key, TSA officials know, is to constantly remind the public how important the TSA is and then repeat that message.

“It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over,” officials said. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it..”

Oh, wait, that line is not from the TSA, it’s from Joseph Goebbels.

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