The sprint to freedom — how prominent US whistle-blowers have fared
Personal consequences have differed wildly for famous whistleblowers in recent US history.
Edward Snowden took the world by storm when he released confidential information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs. Since then he has been called a traitor, a hero and a whistleblower. He isn’t the first. From Daniel Ellsberg to Bradley Manning, a handful of individuals also share the title of whistle-blower. The consequences since the release of the confidential information have all differed.
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Additional research by AJ Libunao