Welcome to Twitter, Edward Snowden.

Snowden has become a household name after revealing top secret documents from the U.S. government to the public, ousting them for spying on millions of U.S. citizens.

Though the whistleblower is currently in exile in Russia (he was granted asylum in Moscow), he has continued to lead public conversation about privacy, surveillance and the NSA through video interviews and streaming speeches. According to The Intercept, the handle @snowden was taken by someone who hadn’t used Twitter in three years, so Twitter agreed to give the handle to Snowden.

Snowden’s only follow? @NSAGov.

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Setareh Baig is a writer and editor. She recently graduated from Florida State University and served as the editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, the FSView & Florida Flambeau. You can follow her on Twitter at @heysetareh_.

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