Edward Snowden joins Twitter, follows the NSA

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New York, Sept 30:  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.

Snowden joins Twitter, follws NSA

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 Inc did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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