More People On Twitter Describe Edward Snowden As A Hero Than A Traitor

When the news broke identifying NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the tweets calling him a hero outweighed those calling him a traitor nearly 30-1, according to data from Topsy.

Twitter results for "Edward Snowden Hero" vs. "Edward Snowden Traitor:"

Edward "snow-job" Snowden -- YOU'VE BETRAYED AMERICA. Your day of reckoning is coming traitor. You and @GGreenwald. Tick, tock, douchebags.

Elijah Jeremiah: EJ

@theosmelek

Edward "snow-job" Snowden -- YOU'VE BETRAYED AMERICA. Your day of reckoning is coming traitor. You and @GGreenwald. Tick, tock, douchebags.

realtalk: Edward Snowden is a hero and i’m very proud of him and i hope history is written by those who will remember his actions favorably

jon hendren

@fart

realtalk: Edward Snowden is a hero and i’m very proud of him and i hope history is written by those who will remember his actions favorably

@Guardian's Traitor Edward Snowden: "I Moved To china Because They Have A Long Tradition Of Free Speech" Hahaha! Arrest Him! #gop #tcot #p2

Mariano

@art2u2

@Guardian's Traitor Edward Snowden: "I Moved To china Because They Have A Long Tradition Of Free Speech" Hahaha! Arrest Him! #gop #tcot #p2

I was just with Dan Ellsberg as he learned out about Edward Snowden. He called Snowden a hero, said he's been waiting for him for 40 years.

Trevor Timm

@trevortimm

I was just with Dan Ellsberg as he learned out about Edward Snowden. He called Snowden a hero, said he's been waiting for him for 40 years.

And here are the Twitter search results for "Pardon" vs. "Extradite."

Data results via Topsy.

UPDATE: This is how people on Twitter felt about Snowden over the last couple days