Edward Snowden makes a grand entrance on Twitter

Edward Snowden
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On Tuesday, notorious NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden made his long-awaited entrance to the Twitterverse:

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Debuting to a verified account that pulled in at least 100,000 followers within the first hour of its existence, Snowden certainly commanded attention. Snowden's move to the social network was likely prompted by last week's in-depth interview with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who encouraged Snowden to try Twitter.

It appears that the years Snowden has spent living in asylum in Moscow after being charged with espionage have given him time to work on his jokes:

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While Snowden's account may boast a large following already, he's only following one other account: the National Security Agency.

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