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Employees from more than a dozen U.S. government agencies have established a network of unofficial "rogue" Twitter feeds in defiance of what they see as attempts by President Donald Trump to muzzle federal climate change research and other science.
...to protest restrictions they view as censorship and provide unfettered platforms for information the new administration has curtailed.
...Employees at the EPA and the departments of Interior, Agriculture and Health and Human Services have since confirmed seeing notices from the new administration either instructing them to remove web pages or limit how they communicate to the public, including through social media.
...as private accounts, they are beyond the control of the government.
...Just like your last thread, where your title was missleading as hell.
AP/Bloomberg: Trump Admin Orders EPA Contract Freeze And Media Blackout
…”This decision could have damaging implications… from delaying testing for lead in schools to restricting efforts to keep drinking water clean to holding up much-needed funding to revitalize toxic brownfield sites,” Schumer said.
The executive director for the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Jeff Ruch, said the orders go beyond what has occurred in prior presidential transitions.
“We're watching the dark cloud of Mordor extend over federal service,” Ruch said Tuesday, referring to the evil kingdom in the epic fantasy "The Lord of the Rings."
…In a test of what the new administration will tolerate, the official Twitter account of the Badlands National Park published a series of posts Tuesday accurately quoting climate science data that included the current record-setting high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The tweets were soon deleted.
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: soficrow
In the daily press briefing yesterday, Spicer said that this order did NOT come from Trump or the White House.
He said he understands that the order came from within their own departments, and that they were requesting people to follow existing policies, because people were violating them.
“They haven’t been directed by us to do anything,” he told reporters at the daily briefing.
“From what I understand, is that they’ve been told within their agencies to adhere to their own policies. But that directive did not come from here,” he said.