Snowden joins Twitter - and follows the NSA

2015-09-29 20:41
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New York - Edward Snowden, who has confounded US officials since his abrupt departure from the country, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter.

The former National Security Agency worker, who leaked classified documents about government surveillance, started tweeting on Tuesday. The account, which is verified by Twitter, had more than 185 000 followers an hour after its first tweet, "Can you hear me now?"

He is following just one account on the messaging service: the National Security Agency.

Snowden is currently living in exile in Russia. He faces charges in the US that could land him in prison for up to 30 years.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Edward Snowden's Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Snowden

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