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Watch John Oliver Tell Edward Snowden No One Knows Who He Is

Apr 06, 2015

NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his disclosure of government surveillance activities have been vindicated by American awareness of the issue. John Oliver says, eh, not so much.

"I think we're seeing something amazing, which is that if you ask the American people to make tough decisions to confront tough issues to think about hard problems, they'll actually surprise you," Snowden said in an interview with Oliver in Russia for Last Week Tonight.

"OK, here's the problem," Oliver responds. "I did ask some Americans, and boy, did it surprise me." He went on to play clips of Americans befuddled by questions about who Snowden is.

Oliver also talked to Snowden about your naked pictures. Watch the full segment below:

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