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[–] 1337hakkeramalek 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

Nevermind, suspicious of fake account.

This is the original Snowden document. https://i.imgur.com/UF9AO8F.jpg This is the photoshopped document http://i.imgur.com/65AYlLa.png

Thirdly, it is April fools, I am seriously suspicious. Discussions on Reddit has been happening, you just have to dig deep enough to realize it is fake.

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[–] fagnig 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Doing the AMA in /r/technology is interesting, the 0 day old account too. I would say that its likely he loves that subreddit, its a huge signal booster for the kind of stories, like techdirt, ars, wired, etc write about modern tech and the law (or lack of it). But i would expect the old account to be used, and the IAMA sub to host it. Its odd.

Edit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/4cvhi0/i_am_edward_snowden_ask_me_anything/d1lvjm1

This section had [removed] comments before and now it doesnt, mods have given up on the prank. Some of the replies, like the one about Apple/FBI did not address the issue, its old AMA comments for sure.

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[–] tentonaraft 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I love how all the comments are covered by black bars.

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[–] MCVoat 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

thatsthejoke.jpg

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[–] IamaRealEstateBroker [S] 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

Best reddit thread in ages. Dudes a fucking hero.

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[–] Lord--Gaben 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Fake. The image is photoshopped from a previous ama of his.

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[–] tcp 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They ironically black bar all the comments even though the site is already censored. Free speech and privacy are dead on Reddit, so what kind of users is he fielding questions from?

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[–] SomewhatNeutral 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

The fact he panders to reddit like that even further reinforces the idea that he is a psy op to me. I'm standing by this claim. History will hopefully show the truth.

He? You know that's not Snowden, right?

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[–] fagnig 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Have you read much of the leaks?

Its a hell of a long con if its a psy op. Theres one circumstance i can picture that would justify it, rather than total internet domination, as the leaks suggest, theyre actually powerless, so the ruse is, "buy some time, to make total internet domination a reality, while scaring the turrists off the web for a few years".

But the more you've read, the more you will realize how there has been damage done to total intelligence gathered by spooking them off the web, and its implausible to think that they would engineer this damaging situation.

Its worth noting that the leaks have caused harm to the surveillance state and its ability to surveil terrorists, and Snowden has said hes uncomfortable with this, but he weighed the risk such a surveillance machine poses to US citizens, and decided on balance the risk from this apparatus was far greater than terrorism. Something to that effect.

Its a complex subject, and its easy to make it easier to comprehend with a good conspiracy story, but in my opinion, the idea that Snowdens a psy op doesnt hold up. The leaks were too damaging, no government would expose themselves like this.

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[–] pissed 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It must be an April Fools (bad) joke.

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[–] RedLeader 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Anyone else having issues reading the full text of some of his answers. Seems to go off the page for me. Can't see all of it.

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[–] fagnig 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Disable CSS, you have to have a reddit account to do that, or Reddit Enhancement Suite.

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[–] 1337hakkeramalek 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

@OmiscientGiraffe @tentonaraft @tcp

It is fake, the Snowden proof granted is photoshopped. Investigate more!!

Original document: https://i.imgur.com/UF9AO8F.jpgJPG

This is the photoshopped document http://i.imgur.com/65AYlLa.pngPNG

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[–] tcp 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thanks, I didn't know it was fake. Shame on the mods for verifying. I just saw that the questions were about recent events.

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[–] tentonaraft 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

No, It says it was submitted 8 hours ago.

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[–] tcp 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

8 hours ago.