It seems the first ever tweet to mention Edward Snowden was from Janine Gibson (3 minutes before Glenn Greenwald himself).
— Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) June 9, 2013
MEET OUR SOURCE, in his own words: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance http://t.co/tYQKJJDhK1
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 9, 2013
We created a visualisation to show how, once his identity became public, the mentions of Snowden quickly overshadowed the mentions of the NSA and Prism.
Who is tweeting about Snowden
We found 8,836,300 unique accounts that had mentioned Snowden in a tweet. Here are the 10 that were most retweeted or mentioned with regards to Snowden.
What are they tweeting?
Below are the top tweets, hashtags, words and urls.
Most shared urls
- Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations (The Guardian)
- NSA leak fallout: LIVE UPDATES (Russia Today)
- Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions (The Guardian)
- Pardon Edward Snowden (The White House Petitions website)
- Free Snowden (freesnowden.is)
- Edward Snowden: US government spied on human rights workers (The Guardian)
- Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow (WikiLeaks)
- U.S. charges Snowden with espionage (Washington Post)
- VIDEO. Espionnage : mais où est passé Edward Snowden? (Le Parisien)
- Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport (WikiLeaks)