Edward Snowden poll: Hero or Traitor? (OT Thread)

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 5 years and 1 day ago
I vote hero

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I vote hero as well.
At least for ddg he is a hero ;)
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 6 days ago Link
Hero.... It took real balls to do it. Been in many arguments about it.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 6 days ago Link
You're posting this in a DDG forum. The response is going to overwhelmingly be "Hero".
posted by sopu 4 years and 6 days ago Link
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posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 5 days ago
[My personal opinion only].
posted by Jlg Community Leader4 years and 3 days ago Link

I personally believe he's a hero. I do agree that breaking his promise to not reveal secrets was not nice, but I believe this to be a small evil, especially compared to what the secrets were.

It made a difference too (just look at DDG's traffic after the leaks), but I'm worried how quickly the general public forgot about it. The US has done pretty much nothing to stop this warrant-less data collection (most likely they've given the NSA more powers and made sure such a leak could never happen again).

I'm from Canada, which means that I'm not protected by any of the US's "don't spy on your own citizens" laws. Not that they obeyed them anyway.

I'm also not that happy that Canada, as one of the Five Eyes was spying on me as well. Of course what my government did is not so impressive (Brazilian mining, really???).

posted by MyUser 4 years and 3 days ago Link
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 3 days ago Link
Both. But being a hero weighs more, much more.
posted by DEADTOAST 4 years and 2 days ago Link
This guy is just awesome, without him we will know nothing what NSA do.. Hero with big H. God bless him ☺️
posted by youngrapper 4 years and 1 day ago Link