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A Start-ups: Silicon Valley Star Is Raising Money to ‘Reward’ Edward Snowden

Not sure whether this is slacktivism or what.
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Bravolebrity/Activist Dwight Crow

The tech world is still trying to figure out what to make of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden–but at least one man knows where he stands.

Facebook employee (awkward, right?) Dwight Crow has launched a Crowdtilt campaign to “reward Edward Snowden for courageously leaking NSA docs” with $15,000. So far the campaign has raised $11,660, which isn’t much of a reward for giving up your entire life.

Of course, you may remember Mr. Crow for his stint on the short-lived, Randi Zuckerberg-produced Start-ups: Silicon Valley. That is, if you actually watched it. (Most people didn’t.)

He announced the campaign on Facebook:

I’d imagine Snowden’s fate is going to be determined by forces larger than legal bills, but have heard he’s stuck in HK with frozen accounts. Figured a little cash might help significantly :P

His costar, Hermoine Way, shared the link and commented, “what Dwight Crow said.”

We reached out to Mr. Crow for comment, but he simply passed us off to the Crowdtilt PR team. But it sounds like he’s positively brimming with ideas: “Idea: anything we can raise over a certain amount can go to a fund that rewards other whistleblowers like this,” he wrote in the campaign description.

Wait until Jeffrey Toobin gets a load of this.

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