Rogue Twitter Accounts Spring Up To Fight Trump On Climate Change

"What started as a gritty protest by a former Badlands National Park Service employee who wanted to give President Trump a piece of his mind snowballed overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday into a Twitter movement in support of 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.”"

Darryl Fears and Kayla Epstein report for the Washington Post January 25, 2017.


"For a Few Hours, Badlands National Park Was Bad To The Bone In Defiance of Trump" (Washington Post)

"EPA Goes Rogue, Launches Unofficial Twitter Account That Donald Trump Can’t Censor" (Palmer Report)

"Pop-Up Twitter Accounts Bolster Image Of 'Rogue' Rangers" (Greenwire)

"Rogue National Park Accounts Emerge On Twitter Amid Social Media Gag Orders" (NPR)

Source: Washington Post, 01/26/2017