Edward Snowden To Leak New Government Secrets? Cryptic Post Hints New Mystery
Edward Snowden posted a cryptic message on Twitter, asking his former colleagues to contact him on Wednesday.Advertisement
The former National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower tweeted “It’s time” to his more than two million followers.
The whistleblower also quoted a tweet by journalist and author Barton Gellman, who said that he is looking for information on Snowden’s work in the intelligence community so he explain the story without misinformation, according to the Business Insider.
It has not even been a week since the whistleblower exchanged tweets with WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy organization, suggested that the former NSA contractor was trying to get the favor of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as he wanted to return to the U.S.
The famous whistleblower and WikiLeaks have attained notoriety for their work of gathering and distributing government secrets. However, this week, the two went into a conflict on how to approach the practice.
The conflict took place on Twitter, as Snowden criticized WikiLeaks’ “hostility to even modest curation.” The organization shot back at him, accusing him of trying to win over Hillary Clinton.
Snowden is currently staying in Russia to avoid criminal charges in the U.S.
“Democratizing information has never been more vital, and @Wikileaks has helped. But their hostility to even modest curation is a mistake,” said the former NSA contractor on Twitter.
Wikileaks responded by saying, “@Snowden Opportunism won’t earn you a pardon from Clinton & curation is not censorship of ruling party cash flows.”
Snowden took political asylum in Russia after leaking classified information about the NSA’s surveillance programs in 2013. According to TIME, he stated earlier that he would return to the U.S. under one condition: the guarantee of a fair trial and the ability to defend his case before a jury against charges he faces under the Espionage Act.