clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Edward Snowden is working for the Russian Facebook [Update: retracted]

New, 34 comments
via <a href=""></a>

Correction: This tweet seems to have been based on false information, and NPR's James Glynn has since retracted it. There is no evidence that Edward Snowden has taken employment at VK. The Verge regrets the error.

After NSA leaker Edward Snowden took a job at an unnamed Russian tech company earlier this week, rumors swirled about who his potential employer might be. Today, a statement from Snowden's lawyer has confirmed that the new job is at VK, a Russian social network similar to Facebook, which had made overtures towards Snowden when he first came to Russia. It's unclear what Snowden's exact duties will be at the site, but earlier reports had described it as a "technical support" role.