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Trump Administration Puts Gag Order on Several Government Agencies
Employees at several federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture have been barred by the Trump administration from making any statements, or providing any documents to the public or journalists…
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services …orders …include a prohibition against some of the agencies posting on social media.
…The EPA has also been ordered to freeze all grants, contracts and other agreements until further notice, according to numerous reports.
…The memo also ordered that …staff send a list of any external speaking arrangements, that no new documents be uploaded to any public website, and that "incoming media requests will be carefully screened."
…Staff at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service also got a memo on Monday telling them not to provide any documents to the public
…Employees of the Department of Health and Human Services were also told not to publish any new documents or correspondence in any public forum, including the Federal Register, and not to discuss any documents or rules with public officials
…press secretary Sean Spicer …said his understanding was that the department (tsk) “inappropriately violated their own social-media polices [and] there was guidance that was put out to the department to act in compliance with the rules. "Spicer added that he wasn't aware of any changes to media policies affecting either the EPA or the USDA but that he and his staff were looking into it.
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I think we're now living in an "Alt-Reality". With the technology out their and the persistence and willingness of the media to tell outright lies makes us need to fact check everything we hear and see. Goodbye to journalistic integrity and honest reporting..