Rogue Twitter accounts spring up to fight Donald Trump on climate change

An anonymous group of people who claim to be National Park Service employees created an account using the agency’s official arrowhead logo as an avatar and unleashed on the Trump administration for muzzling federal workers, particularly those at the Environmental Protection Agency who have been barred from speaking to the press and public through social media.

The Washington Post reached out to the group via Twitter, without much success. “We will not be identifying ourselves due to the anger and threats coming from President Trump’s loyalists,” came an anonymous reply. “We are just here to push the science that is being dismantled by the current administration.”

Update: A day after this story published, anonymous individuals claiming to be government employees said they were handing over the AltUSNatParkService Twitter account to activists outside the federal government, according to the digital media company, Mashable. The name was then changed to Not Alt World. It’s now billed as “the resistance,” and claims that it’s comprised of non-government activists worldwide. None of the claims could be verified.

Source: Darryl Fears and Karla Epstein,  Rogue Twitter accounts spring up to fight Donald Trump on climate change, Washington Post, 25 January 2017.

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