A Venezuelan government minister on Wednesday urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.
Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who is stuck in a Moscow airport while seeking to avoid capture by the United States, last month leaked details about American intelligence agencies obtaining information from popular websites including Facebook.
“Comrades: cancel your Facebook accounts, you’ve been working for free as CIA informants. Review the Snowden case!” wrote Prisons Minister Iris Varela on her Twitter account…
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