As Hair Twittler clamps down ever harder on federal agencies’ ability to communicate with the nation they serve, brave and enterprising public servants at those agencies are finding creative ways to circumvent the Blackout Wall in order that the truth may live.
Yesterday four tweets from Badlands National Park in South Dakota went viral for the rather innocuous reason that they said some very correct things about climate change. But such facts are not allowed in the bizzaro world of “alternate facts” that the Ministry of Propaganda has decreed, and were quickly deleted.
Within less than an hour, a fake account for Badlands National Park was created. And a movement was born.
As of this moment, there a couple of dozen alt- and “rogue” twitter accounts for various units of the Federal government, and the sample is heavily skewed toward science and environmental agencies. Alice Stollmeyer (a Belgian!) is keeping track under the listname “twistance”. Here are some of them:
individual National Parks, starting with Badlands (of course):
Environmental Protection Agency:
The “Smokey Bear” guys:
Food & Drug Administration:
Dept. of Health & Human Services:
Dept. of Agriculture:
US Fish & Wildlife Service:
Centers for Disease Control:
National Institute of Health:
Everybody’s favorite agency has two alt accounts (so far):
The Science March they’re talking about is @ScienceMarchDC. Formed just a day ago, they’re already above 100,000 followers — and they don’t even have a date planned for their march yet. There is so much interest worldwide that, like the Women’s March, multiple cities around the world will likely see demonstrations.
Go, science! Or, as we used to chant at football games:
“Resist! Resist! Obtain possession of the spheroid!”
@ScienceMarchDC now claims 750k (!!!) followers on all social media platforms!
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