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Edward Snowden joins Twitter so he can talk to Neil deGrasse Tyson


Depending on who you ask and what internet forums they’re a member of, Edward Snowden is either a patriot, a whistleblower, a traitor, or a guy that you literally just heard of because you don’t watch the news. Whoever you think he is, we can all probably agree that he’s the guy who used to work for the U.S. government and gave a bunch of documents to the press that proved the NSA was spying on, well, everybody. Granted, everyone in the world should’ve assumed they were being spied on by the NSA, but Snowden’s leaks were scandalous because they made us stop pretending we weren’t.

We’re not here to discuss whether Snowden’s actions were good or justified, though. We’re here to talk about how he just joined Twitter today. Yes, the guy who pulled the proverbial wool from everyone’s eyes has joined one of the biggest social networks in the world. However, he’s not using it to drop truth bombs about the real way that our world works or all of the twisted schemes that our governments pull, he’s just chatting with Neil deGrasse Tyson. They’re not even really talking about space or whatever, it’s just the sort of small talk that you’d expect Edward Snowden and Neil deGrasse Tyson to make.

Seriously, look at this:


Thrilling stuff.

Snowden has already acclimated to his new status as a celebrity tweeter—as indicated by the blue check mark he has already earned—and like all celebrity tweeters, he doesn’t actually follow anybody, he just wants people to read his boring conversations with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Actually, that’s not true, he does follow one account: the NSA. We see what you did there, Snowden, and it’s mildly funny. Now it’s just a matter of time before he joins in on some annoying @midnight hashtag game.


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