Twitter thinks Edward Snowden is kind of hot

Users are saying that the NSA whistleblower really blows their whistle

Published June 10, 2013 3:47PM (EDT)

Edward Snowden, Internet babe
Edward Snowden, Internet babe

What was that you said about the Obama administration's unprecedented and potentially unconstitutional program of mass surveillance? Sorry, I stopped listening -- I must have gotten lost in Edward Snowden's gorgeous eyes.

Yes, the NSA whistleblower is Twitter's dreamboat du jour, and his attractiveness (deemed "geek chic" by many) is currently the subject of a dedicated Tumblr and an ongoing Internet conversation about whether or not people would let him "blow their whistle," if you catch my drift.

A roundup:

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By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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