In chapter 6 of 10 Don’ts, “Don’t Let the Snoops In,” we discuss in great detail NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the documents he released into the public domain.
The former spy, living in exile in Russia, currently only follows one other Twitter account — the NSA’s. But Snowden has quickly amassed over 1.1 million followers of his own, from all over the world — as shown in this animated GIF released by Twitter:
— Twitter (@twitter) September 29, 2015
The @Snowden account carries a blue check mark, indicating that his identity has been verified by Twitter. His only substantive conversation so far has been with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and all-around science-communicator-guy, who recently interviewed Snowden on his show Star Talk Radio.