Edward Snowden Has a Twitter, On-Brand First Follow


We never expected to put “Edward Snowden” and “master class in shade” in the same sentence, but it’s 2015; anything’s possible!

As of this afternoon, the whistleblower is on Twitter, complete with the all-important verification checkmark. His handle is succinct (“@snowden”), his bio is a justifiable humblebrag (“I used to work for the government. Now I work for the people”), and his first follow speaks for itself (the NSA). Snowden 1, government surveillance agency’s creepy attempt at a relatable web presence 0.

Here is his one and only tweet thus far:

As of this writing, Snowden’s accumulated 74,000 followers in less than an hour. Join them here.