Through its targeted surveillance of internet media company YouTube, the National Security Agency was able to track NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is currently living in Russia, to the studio of Joe Rogan, comedian and host of popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.
“We were able to determine that Snowden was interviewed via Skype for almost three hours,” said NSA Director General Paul Nakasone. “They seemed to form a real bond.” He noted that information about such personal connections is often highly useful in extracting information from sources.
Through its specialized technology, the NSA also managed to glean that, while Joe Rogan believes that aliens from outer space may exist, Snowden himself is skeptical.
“The alien anomaly was troubling,” said Nakasone. “But then again, that’s why it’s so important to conduct this sort of surveillance. These are critical issues facing our times.”
Nakasone stated that the NSA has obtained special permission from a secret government court to track the data usage and personal communications of the 9.3 million persons who viewed Snowden’s interview on YouTube.
“There’s no telling the motivations of these viewers for seeking out this sort of content,” Nakasone. “But Americans can rest assured that no move made by any of these suspicious individuals will go unnoticed from here on out. The NSA is on it."