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21 October 2013updated 26 Sep 2015 11:02am

Guardian’s animation team will bore you into caring about NSA

Think you're bored of Edward Snowden? Wrong! There are new depths of boredom you have yet to plunge into.

By Media Mole

The Guardian has been running through the revelations of Edward Snowden for several months now, and we wouldn’t blame you if your mind has drifted away to other things. Yes, there’s a surveillance nightmare surrounding us; yes, it’s all so terrible. But that doesn’t mean we don’t care.

However, to try and get us to expressly tell everyone how much we care, the Guardian has produced “The NSA files: how they affect you”. Warning: it is patronising.

Who is this NSA PSA for? Kids will see through the animation – just see the way Margaret and Joe ‘collapse’ at the end there for shoddiness that would put Family Guy to shame – while adults will wonder why they only bothered recording one side of the conversation these people appear to be having.

Or maybe it’s all a foil, to make us care even less.

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