Edward Snowden Launches Twitter Account ‘Can You Hear Me Now!’

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US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has opened an account on the social media network website Twitter. His opening tweet was: “Can you hear me now?”

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In his profile, Snowden says he “used to work for the government. Now I work for the public”. His quickly gathered thousands of followers.

Snowden, who is a fugitive and wanted in the US for leaking secrets, only follows one other Twitter user – the US National Security Agency (NSA).

His second tweet was a reply to US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Snowden joked: “Now we’ve got water on Mars! Do you think they check passports at the border? Asking for a friend.”

And in another tweet he said: “Hero, traitor – I’m just a citizen with a voice.”

The @Snowden account was verified by Twitter and within two hours of joining he had accumulated more than 266,000 followers.

HT BBC News

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