Edward Snowden viewed as `some kind of Jason Bourne` by youth: John McCain

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is viewed by a younger generation as `some kind of Jason Bourne`, Senator John McCain has said.

Washington: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is viewed by a younger generation as `some kind of Jason Bourne`, Senator John McCain has said.

McCain said that the deep distrust of government has led young Americans to hold up Snowden as a hero.

During a show on `Fox News Sunday,` he said that the young generation believes he`s some kind of Jason Bourne, referring to the lead character in the Bourne movie trilogy, who fought against his own government, particularly the CIA .

According to the Washington Times, McCain said that there`s kind of a generational change, and young Americans do not trust this government, adding that without trusting government one cannot do a lot of things.

Snowden`s revelations, including details of the National Security Agency`s data-collection efforts, have led to a debate on the national security versus privacy question, and how to balance the two, the report added.

ANI

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