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

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

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.”

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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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