U.K. threatens to punish NSA leak publication

In a move Greenwald calls "repressive," David Cameron warns Guardian that government will act

By Natasha Lennard

Published October 28, 2013 6:04PM (EDT)

British Prime Minister David Cameron       (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
British Prime Minister David Cameron (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that government action would follow the publication by newspapers of Snowden's NSA leaks.

As Reuters reported on the P.M.'s comments, which Glenn Greenwald has called "repressive":

"If they [newspapers] don't demonstrate some social responsibility it will be very difficult for government to stand back and not to act," Cameron told parliament, saying Britain's Guardian newspaper had "gone on" to print damaging material after initially agreeing to destroy other sensitive data.


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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