Government Employees Create Rogue Twitter Accounts After Donald Trump Tries To Censor Them
President Donald Trump enjoys using Twitter as his main form of communication to the country and to the world, but when he took office, he didn't enjoy the way some government employees were using Twitter. When some tweets by government employees compared the differences in the size of the inauguration crowds of President Obama and President Trump, the reaction from the Trump administration was to shut down the employees.
A directive was issued to a number of departments telling employees that they were no longer to tweet about "news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds and social media content.” The Twitter-verse went crazy saying the Trump administration was trying to silence scientists who don't agree with Trump, who doubts that global warming is a thing.
In the past few days, a number of so-called 'rogue' Twitter accounts have sprung up that are reportedly being run by employees of the agencies. There are some that have been turned over to private citizens, but they are all tweeting information that the Trump administration doesn't want them to.
Regardless of which side of the political aisle you are on, you should follow these Twitter accounts. They are at the very least entertaining, and in many cases, pretty informative.
Here is a list of the accounts that were active as of the publishing of this blog.