Edward Snowden

Snowden speaks on press freedom, surveillance at W&M

Snowden speaks on press freedom, surveillance at W&M

WILLIAMSBURG — Whistleblower Edward Snowden was nearly 5,000 miles away from Williamsburg on Tuesday, even as more than 150 people gathered to hear him speak.

Snowden spoke to students in the Commonwealth Auditorium at the College of William and Mary on Tuesday afternoon.

The college, in partnership with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, streamed a chat with Snowden via Facebook Live, even as the former National Security Agency contractor remained exiled in Russia.

Snowden fled the U.S. after releasing documents that uncovered the federal government's use of mass surveillance programs. He spoke via live-stream while joined on stage by...

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