'Can you hear me now?' Edward Snowden joins Twitter, follows only NSA

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden has joined Twitter with his first message putting forward a simple question: ‘Can you hear me now?’

The whistleblower acquired over 160,000 followers in less than an hour after he published his very first tweet, which referenced a snarky take on an old Verizon Wireless advertising campaign.

As the news of the latest ‘big-name’ Twitter handle goes viral, Snowden’s follower count skyrockets by thousands every time the page is refreshed.

However, the reclusive privacy advocate has only followed one other handle on Twitter. Who, you might ask? The NSA, of course.

A surprising celebrity went all fan-boy geek out when he welcomed Snowden onto Twitter.

Edward Snowden joins Twitter

#Snowden: 'Can you hear me now?

Posted by RT Play on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Eminent astrophysicist and all-around mega-brainiac Neil deGrasse Tyson chatted with the Moscow-based whistleblower, calling him a “patriot” and a “Geek.”

And Twitter exploded like a supernova.