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Edward Snowden on Twitter commented,

Imagine if the government went after corruption as hard as it goes after guys who run filesharing sites. Priorities.

What did Edward Snowden mean?

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  • It means the government is not going after corruption as hard as it goes after guys who run filesharing sites like Edward Snowden. The government don't know what priorities are.
    – user140086
    Jun 28, 2016 at 5:30
  • Thanks. I miss understand the meaning of "go after", and now the meaning is much more clear.
    – Leo Hsieh
    Jun 28, 2016 at 5:49

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Read: "go after" as prosecute.

Go after

phrasal verb of go

  1. pursue or hunt down (someone).

google: go after

Read: "Imagine if" as hypothetical. Snowden is inviting us to envision a world where prosecuting corruption was considered as important as prosecuting filesharing.

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  • Why is it: "If ... went after corruption" ? (for the sake of making the answer more complete)
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jun 28, 2016 at 6:28
  • @Mari-LouA relentlessly reasonable as always. Jun 28, 2016 at 6:44

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