Follow along as the CIA tells the real story (and checks the facts) of Argo

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Nov 10, 2014, 2:15 PM EST (Updated)

Along with piling up a fair share of awards, the true-ish rescue story of Argo was also framed around an awesome fake sci-fi film. But how much of the 2013 thriller is actually accurate?

The 2013 film, which starred and was directed by Ben Affleck, told the story of a CIA agent sent to help extract some U.S. citizens trapped in the Iranian hostage crisis. The cover story for getting in and out of the country? They’re making a huge, crazy (and completely fake) science fiction film.

Though the film follows many of the main elements of the true story, the CIA’s Twitter account has now chimed in to set the record straight as part of the 35th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis. They employed an entertaining “Real vs. Reel” style to break down which parts of the film are true, and how the fictional elements correlate to the actual story.

Check out all the tweets below and let us know what you think:

(Via CIA)

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