Thursday 26 January 2017

Censorship and the Environment

President Trump has banned federal employees from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Parks from using social media to spread their messages. In response many of these agencies have set up rogue Twitter accounts, which cannot be controlled by the state to continue getting their message out there. If you're on Twitter, click here to find the list and to follow the rogue accounts of those agencies you are most interested in.

Potentially even more worrying (though apparently it may be only a temporary step) is that the new administration will be directly vetting the reports written by the EPA - you can read more about this here

Now more than ever we need people to speak out for the environment and on climate change. It is appalling that organisations should be censored in this way but very heartening that so many are showing that they won't be defeated on this.


eileeninmd said...

Hello! It is disgusting so far, what Trump has done. This censorship reminds me of a communist leader, it is down right scary.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

It is very encouraging. I'm hoping people will act individually and collectively to ignore all that he says.

Anonymous said...

horrifying situation over there and thoroughly depressing - but impossible to suppress information these days

Sandy said...

You all are right. Life is like a reality TV show these days. And, I mean one with very bad ratings.