Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has frequently said that he does not regret blowing the whistle on the agency’s mass surveillance programs. However, he has now stated that he would change one thing if he could do it all again.
He would have leaked the information earlier.
Snowden made the comment during an online question-and-answer session on Reddit, known as an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Joined by journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, who helped break the first batch of stories based on his leaks, Snowden answered a number of questions from Reddit members.
About one hour into the session, Snowden was asked if he would do anything differently if he “had a chance to do things over again.”
“I would have come forward sooner,” he stated.
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