Edward Snowden voted Guardian person of the year 2013

For the second year in a row, a young American whistleblower alarmed at the unfettered and at times cynical deployment of power by the world’s foremost superpower has been voted the Guardian’s person of the year.

Edward Snowden, who leaked an estimated 200,000 files that exposed the extensive and intrusive nature of phone and internet surveillance and intelligence gathering by the US and its western allies, was the overwhelming choice of more than 2,000 people who voted.

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Where Time Magazine blew it, The Guardian presents an overwhelming landslide victory vote for Edward Snowden, as it should be. Who’s looking silly now?

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