U.S. government scientists go ‘rogue’ in defiance of Trump | Reuters

Posted: January 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Seizing on Trump’s favorite mode of discourse, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, NASA and other bureaus have privately launched Twitter accounts – borrowing names and logos of their agencies – to protest restrictions they view as censorship.

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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.Seizing on Trump’s favorite mode of discourse, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, NASA and other bureaus have privately launched Twitter accounts – borrowing names and logos of their agencies – to protest restrictions they view as censorship and provide unfettered platforms for information the new administration has curtailed.”Can’t wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS,” one anonymous National Park Service employee posted on the newly opened Twitter account @AltNatParkService. “You can take our official twitter, but you’ll never take our free time!”

Source: U.S. government scientists go ‘rogue’ in defiance of Trump | Reuters

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  1. Way to go! I’m going to Twitter right now to follow rogue accounts.

  2. Ain’t it grand? Sometimes it’s important to remind ourselves that there are ways to rebel other than marching in the street.

  3. Hell! I may even join Twitter!

  4. I think you should. Apparently even the US Navy has gone rogue setting up alternative Twitter accounts promoting clean energy:

    https://cleantechnica.com/2017/01/26/us-navy-hilariously-trolls-trump-facebook-guess-happens-next/

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