Here's a tweet:
.@neiltyson Hero, traitor -- I'm just a citizen with a voice. [1/2]
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015
This tweet reveals Snowden's focus on the information itself as opposed to his role in releasing the information. He doesn't want to influence how people interpret the revealed documents. He neither views himself as a hero nor traitor; he just felt that it was his duty as a human being to expose the extreme powers of the NSA.
-Sara and Julia