Edward Snowden Joins Twitter, Only Follows NSA

Also has conversations with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Daniel Ellsberg

Edward Snowden already has more than 300K Twitter followers in less than 3 hours. (Photo: Twitter)

Edward Snowden already has more than 300K Twitter followers in less than 3 hours. (Photo: Twitter)

America’s very own Mr. Robot is now on Twitter. Edward Snowden, the former CIA agent who unmasked the American government’s mass surveillance program, goes by the Twitter handle @Snowden and only follows one account—the NSA.

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Edward Snowden opens Twitter account and posts first tweet. (Photo: Twitter)

On his profile, Mr. Snowden mentions his involvement with @FreedomofPress, his voice as strong as ever despite currently living in exile.

His first conversation on the account includes a back and forth with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who recently posted a conversation with Mr. Snowden on Star Talk Radio.

Mr. Snowden also doesn’t seem to care that some people consider him a hero and others a traitor, since @DanielEllsberg, known for leaking the Pentagon Papers to the press, told him that “#labels never stopped progress.”

In his first tweet, the “NSA whistle blower” asked his followers if they could hear him now. Loud and clear, Mr. Snowden.

Edward Snowden Joins Twitter, Only Follows NSA