Edward Snowden – level 2
This news is about Edward Snowden. He is a 31-year-old man who worked for an American organisation called the NSA. This organisation spies on people, especially people from the USA and the UK.
Edward Snowden told the media about all of this and published NSA documents. The USA government charged him with theft of government property and other things. Edward Snowden had to leave the USA. He went to Hong Kong and then to Russia.
The man became a hero to people who don’t like being spied on. His story is now being turned into a film. There is even a comic book series about his life.
Difficult words: charge (to say that somebody did something illegal), theft (the action of stealing), property (thing or things which belong to somebody).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
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