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Scientists Take To Twitter In Trump Resistance

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | January 26, 2017 | Comments ()

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | January 26, 2017 |


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Donald Trump doesn’t want you to know facts or understand the science of Climate Change. He’s demanded a media blackout of a number of government organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency. We’ve talked about how that sparked one national park Twitter handle to rebel, tweeting the truth of Climate Change until it was shut down and its tweets erased. @BadlandsNPS may have been silenced, but their act has sparked a growing rebellion on Twitter.

Rueters reports:

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.

The list is already impressive. Here’s a taste of their inconvenient truths:







There’s even an Alt Sean Spicer:


But it’s not only unofficial or rogue accounts that are striking back at Trump tyranny. In response to Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts,” Merriam Webster Dictionary’s account threw shade:

Then yesterday Trump announced he’d block Syrian refugees from coming to the United States, and word spread of an immigration reform that essentially boils down to banning Muslims. The Department of Defense tweeted this:

And Death Valley National Park answered Trump’s latest bigotry with some harrowing history of the Japanese internment.

These posts remain.

Maybe because there are too many Twitter fires for Trump cronies to address. Maybe because the White House fears deleting these tweets will make them a bigger story. Either way, science won’t be silenced. History will not be ignored. Compassion and community still thrives. To take a cue from a rallying cry at last night’s New York City protest against the Muslim ban,This is what America looks like.”


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