Screenshot from Putin’s televised call-in session.
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On Friday, Edward Snowden published an op-ed in The Guardian, providing an explanation of why he chose to question Russian President Vladimir Putin on live TV on Thursday about his country’s spying policies.
Snowden wrote that he intended to spark another national debate about state surveillance, this time in the country that hosts him.
Just one day earlier, at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual televised call-in session, the whistleblower directly asked Putin about the current state of surveillance in Russia: “Does [your country] intercept, analyze, or store millions of individuals’ communications?”
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