The U.S. Secret Service will begin tweeting from the APEC summit in Honolulu this week.

It’s a first for the agency, said Max Milien, assistant special agent in charge.

Milien made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday in Honolulu.

The Twitter account will be used to make security information available to the public.

“We’re still working on it,” said Milien, who said he expected the Twitter handle would be made available later this week.

It was unclear whether the Secret Service would also be creating APEC-related hashtags.

Asked if the Secret Service might soon follow with a Facebook account, Milien just smiled and appeared noncommittal.

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