Whistle Blower Edward Snowden Joins Twitter, Only Follows NSA Account


Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor turned whistle blower Edward Snowden joined Twitter earlier today, and the only account he's following is sure to get some attention; the NSA's official Twitter.

Snowden's bio states "I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. Director at @FreedomofPress."

Freedom of the Press' Twitter account states that it's an organization "Defending and supporting cutting-edge transparency journalism in the face of adversity."

Snowden's first tweet stated "Can you hear me now?"

Astro-physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson welcomed Snowden to Twitter, and they exchanged in a varied back-and-forth discussing everything from water on Mars to Snowden's cat.

When asked by Tyson if he was a hero or a traitor, Snowden gave an evasive response.

Tyson called Snowden a patriot, and here was his reply.

At the time of publication, 
Snowden has quickly accumulated 237K followers.

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