Oliver Stone Says Surveillance Under Obama Is ‘Way Beyond’ East Germany’s Stasi

oliver-stoneWhile promoting his latest movie Snowden, a retelling of the NSA whistleblower who made public a government program of domestic spying, film director Oliver Stone blasted the president for creating a surveillance apparatus “way beyond” that of the Stasi, the secret police agency in communist East Germany

Stone said that while he had hoped Barack Obama‘s election would usher in a new era of transparency, the president “has doubled down on the Bush administration policies,” he said.

He added that under Obama, the U.S. had created “the most massive global security surveillance state that’s ever been seen, way beyond East Germany’s Stasi, way beyond that.”

Obama and his election in 2008 are featured heavily in the movie Snowden, which received a ringing endorsement last week from a Kremlin spokesperson. The real Edward Snowden currently resides in Russia on temporary asylum.

[h/t Yahoo News]

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