Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, infamous whistleblower and fugitive, is now on Twitter.
In a very symbolic move, the first account he chose to follow is @NSAGov.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter immediately erupted after his first tweet.
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was particularly enthusiastic about his arrival. Tyson, who recently interviewed Snowden, was happy to see a fellow "geek" on Twitter.
In his first tweet to another account, Snowden replied.
Looks like these two are now besties.
Snowden made it clear he's only been paying attention to the most important developments around the world. He's really taking advantage of all the Internet has to offer.
Snowden remains a highly controversial figure. Some view him a traitor, others a hero, but many on Twitter seem enthused he's now an active member of the social media universe.
Neil deGrasse Tyson obviously sees him as both a geek and a hero.
Even though he's stuck in Russia, it seems Snowden will now have ample opportunity to troll the US government.
Citations: A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Startalk)