Washingtonian

Why You Can’t Trust Those “Rogue” National Park Service Tweets Yet

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Badlands National Park. Photograph by Flickr user photommo.

Published January 26, 2017

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s clamping down on federal agencies’ distribution of information related to climate change, the media and liberal-leaning internet have been enthralled by two sets of Twitter accounts. First, by government accounts going “rogue” by spitting out scientific facts, and now by “alternative” accounts that claim to be manned by people inside the National Park Service, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency who are currently prohibited from communicating with the public.

 

The @AltUSNatParkService Twitter account, which describes itself as the “Unofficial #Resistance team of U.S. National Park Service” appeared Tuesday and quickly shot to more than 1 million followers, dwarfing the 384,000 users who follow the actual National Park Service. The account’s creators claim to be a group of disgruntled employees trying to oppose the moves Trump will make at the Interior Department and against science-driven policy across the government…read more here.

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