#Traitor or #Patriot? How Americans View Snowden

Americans took to Twitter to voice their opinion on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden with the hashtags #Patriot and #Traitor. NBC tracked the two terms over a 36-hour window. They were close until Snowden's hour-long interview with Brian Williams aired then #Patriot spiked. Tweets mentioning #Patriot outnumbered #Traitor nearly two to one. Click through for a chart on how the conversation changed and to see where opinion ended up.

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