Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner receives both praise and backlash on social media

Federal Contractor Arrested For Leaking ‘Top Secret’ Russia Document

A 25-year-old federal contractor in Augusta was charged Monday with sending classified material to a news outlet, sparking an influx of mixed social reactions.

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Reality Leigh Winner, an Air Force veteran who was vocal about her anti-Trump, liberal political views on Twitter, is accused of leaking a top-secret government report about Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

As news of Winner’s arrest and charges unfolded, many took to Twitter to condemn her actions.

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And at the same time, several Twitter users, including WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, lauded Winner for her courage.

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But some just can’t get past her name.

Complete details of Winner’s arrest, FBI documents and more.

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