‘Can you hear me now?’ Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

30 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Edward Snowden Joins Twitter, Only Follows One Account: The NSA.

NEW YORK — Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter.PARIS: Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter Tuesday, picking up more than a quarter of a million followers on the social network in just over two hours.

Snowden followed a single Twitter account: the US National Security Agency, from which he stole electronic documents revealing the agency’s secret surveillance programmes. In his second, Snowden noted the recent news about the planet Mars and then quipped about the difficulty he had finding asylum after the US government fingered him as the source of the NSA leaks. “I used to work for the government. The authenticity of the account was also verified by The Intercept, the online newspaper run by investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald, who won a Pulitzer for articles published in The Guardian based on documents provided by Snowden.

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