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Defends paper’s role in publishing Edward Snowden leaks
By Denver Nicks – @DenverNicks
Dec. 03, 20133 Comments

The Guardian has published only one percent of the leaked documents it received from former NSA contractor and famed leaker Edward Snowden, the newspaper’s editor said Tuesday.

Alan Rusbridger, appearing before British Parliament, said the newspaper had not put lives at risk or harmed national security by publishing the leaked documents, the Associated Press reports. Rusbridger said Snowden leaked a total of about 58,000 files, the vast majority of which the paper has not, and will not, publish.

“I would not expect us to be publishing a huge amount more,” he said.

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