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Edward Snowden
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Whistleblower Edward Snowden hailed as hero on social media

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 June, 2013, 9:49am
UPDATED : Monday, 10 June, 2013, 4:20pm

The response on social media to the unveiling of NSA’s biggest intelligence leak source, Edward Snowden, has been divided with some calling him a traitor, however the response to his coming out has been overwhelmingly positive, with the majority calling him a hero.

According to Buzzfeed, a technology platform, the current numbers on Twitter of those calling Snowden a hero outnumbers 30-1 to those calling him a traitor.

There is currently a crowdfunding campaign for Snowden to "reward this type of extremely courageous behaviour", which has so far raised 3,478 US dollars.

Supporters have also started a White House petition asking for a "full, free, and absolute pardon", with 4,510 signatures collected at the moment.

The whistleblower is trending on Twitter both under his full name and his surname.

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shuike
I think HK should be proud that one of the employees of the world’s most powerful agencies (the NSA) from the most hegemonic nation & supposedly freeiest country on earth chose HK for his political asylum/refuge citing our freedom of speech/rights as our greatest assets. It was interesting to see the reaction of the western media when it realised that the world’s greatest democracy was no better than demonic/authoritarian regime in China it so despises. I’m sure he’ll be eventually incarcerated in America just like the many famous dissidents in China for execising his rights. Touché.
CatInAFlap
layleng.....stop sitting on the fence.
jayb
watch his video interview on Guardian. he is amazingly forthright and articulate.
stoatmonster
This guy is a traitor.
henleyhk
To whom?
layleng
This little *** is nothing more than a self-aggrandizing, ignorant *** who has extrapolated wildly speculative accusations without evidence. We should hand his rear back to the United States so he can be prosecuted and convicted to languish away the rest of his misbegotten and miserable life in a Federal prison where he will hopefully be abused viciously every hour of every day.
 
 
 
 
 

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