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Facebook used to recruit UK secret agents

Britain's overseas security service, MI6, has turned to social networking website Facebook to help recruit new agents, with ads specifically targeting ethnic minorities.

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Britain's overseas security service, MI6, has turned to social networking website Facebook to help recruit new agents, it emerged Sunday.

"The open recruitment campaign continues to target wide pools of talent representative of British society today," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

"A number of channels are used to promote job opportunities in the organisation. Facebook is a recent example."

MI6 launched Facebook job advertisements a few weeks ago to try and reach a larger variety of people, she added.

The intelligence service began using radio and newspapers for recruitment more than two years ago. Budding spies can also apply for jobs at the MI6 website.

 

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