Talk:Edward Snowden

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Minor edit: IQ typo[edit]

In the section "Childhood, family, and education", the article currently states: "Snowden scored consistently above 145 on two separate IQ tests." The statement is based on this source:

Here is the relevant part of the cited article: "His father told me, 'We always considered Ed the smartest one in the family.' It didn’t surprise him when his son scored above 145 on two separate IQ tests." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:17, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Can you clarify what you think should be changed? Thundermaker (talk) 09:19, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Issue with "political views"[edit]

The section about Snowden's political views is more reminiscent of a celebrity's old Tweets being found than it is of a serious article. Are there not more recent articles about his political beliefs? I mean he obviously doesn't believe he should be "shot in the balls" like he apparently did in 2009. LeBron4 (talk) 02:09, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

If articles about his more-current political leanings can be found, I would say split the section into pre-leak and post-leak political views. But yes it does seem like casual conversations he had under a pseudonym before he was well known are being given undue weight. Thundermaker (talk) 09:16, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Missing parenthesis[edit]

In the last paragraph of the section "Whistleblower Status", there should be additional closing parenthesis after the text "(Case No. 1:13 CR 265 (0MH)" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:18, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

 Done Thundermaker (talk) 09:04, 14 October 2020 (UTC)


Section 4.1 Analysis of Criminal Complaint When I view this paragraph it appears in its entirety to be italicized. I don’t think that this fits with the style manual and maybe unintentional use of emphasis I read through the style manual and it doesn’t seem to fit any of the examples there and is possibly in error. If that is the case I think it should be reverted back to plain text. TSpot-SF (talk) 08:30, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

 Done ~ Ablaze (talk) 10:18, 12 November 2020 (UTC)


The article only mentions epilepsy twice, and both are when he lied about treatment in 2013. Perhaps it should also be mentioned somewhere that he also had epilepsy and sought real treatment. LieAfterLie (talk) 00:44, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

"Snowden has been variously called a traitor" (sources)[edit]

I was just reading up a bit on Snowdens history, and while don't really have any interest in disputing the claim that i put in quote for the headline: None of the three links are currently functional, as they all redirect me to a 404 or a general "page not found" message on their respective outlets. If anyone has an interest in changing this, feel fre to do so. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:36, 5 December 2020 (UTC)


Since he has applied for Russian citizenship, shouldn't this article be moved to Эдвард Сноуден? 2603:6080:F305:4000:3210:B3FF:FE07:ED2F (talk) 19:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

No. (CC) Tbhotch 19:38, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Press releases[edit]

Are these press release files (photos, essentially) WP:DUE? I havent seen wikipedia host press releases in other articles. Jtbobwaysf (talk) 16:07, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

They are taking up a lot of valuable real estate. Do they contain any important information that is not in the text? is there a way of linking to them in the "See also" section instead? Burrobert (talk) 18:59, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
I think the same thing. Wikipedia is not a host to this kind of stuff. Jtbobwaysf (talk) 05:43, 1 April 2021 (UTC)