Digital Life
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Thu July 10, 2014

Fake Edward Snowden Joins Tinder

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 1:05 pm

The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow. It was the brainchild of Ross Cohen, a writer and director in Los Angeles.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The popular dating app, Tinder, has a new user - Edward Snowden - actually, Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA whistleblower from Moscow, looking for love. Gawker has posted a few interactions between Lonely Ed and other users like, awesome, I'm so glad we match. Send me nudes.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Be honest are you CIA - KGB?

MONTAGNE: Tell me your secrets, Ed.

INSKEEP: You first.

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