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    Whistleblower Edward Snowden hailed as hero on social media

    The response on social media to the unveiling of NSA’s biggest intelligence leak source, Edward Snowden, has been divided with some calling him a traitor, however the response to his coming out has been overwhelmingly positive, with the majority calling him a hero.

    According to Buzzfeed, a technology platform, the current numbers on Twitter of those calling Snowden a hero outnumbers 30-1 to those calling him a traitor.

    There is currently a crowdfunding campaign for Snowden to "reward this type of extremely courageous behaviour", which has so far raised 3,478 US dollars.

    Supporters have also started a White House petition asking for a "full, free, and absolute pardon", with 4,510 signatures collected at the moment.

    The whistleblower is trending on Twitter both under his full name and his surname.

    Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom

    To the Hong Kong government: This is your opportunity to be remembered as a place of good. Grant Edward Snowden asylum and protect him.
    4:31 PM - 9 Jun 2013

    Reward Edward Snowden for courageously leaking NSA docs

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    The crowd funding has no way of ensuring the $$$ gets to him. Best hold off any funding until the journalists in contact with him say anything. They're keeping quiet about it for now so you have to assume he's ok.

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