Edward Snowden has joined Twitter with a validated account appearing online Tuesday morning.
The @snowden account used to be established by way of The Intercept, the media outlet founded through Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who received the NSA leaks.
He acquired into tweeting with a simple tweet: “Are You Able To hear me now?”
Are You Able To hear me now?
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015
The Twitter account emerges only some days after a two-section interview that Snowden did with Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which the famed astrophysicist requested him why he hasn’t joined Twitter yet.
“You roughly need a Twitter deal with. So like @Snowden, possibly? Is That This one thing it’s possible you’ll do?” Tyson had remarked. To which Snowden agreed: “That sounds just right, I Think we’ve got to make it happen.”
The @snowden Twitter handle had if truth be told already been registered but the consumer agreed handy it over when Twitter contacted them. Snowden himself will be manning the account, says his legal professional ACLU’s Ben Wizner.
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Snowden has been holed up in Russia for the previous two years after leaking troves of sensitive NSA data that revealed mass online and get in touch with surveillance by the hands of the usa executive. Regardless Of being stuck in Russia, Snowden continues to provide interviews, regularly with journalists who trip to Moscow or by way of video hyperlink at a couple of conferences world wide.
Now with his new trusty Twitter account, the ideas of the person thought to be the face of online privateness are best a tweet away.