January 26, 2017

National Park Service staffers launch alternaive twitter site

Washington Times - A purported “resistance team” of National Park Service employees is battling it out with President Trump on his home turf: Twitter.

The Twitter account @AltUSNatParkServ, - https://twitter.com/altnatparkser -which claims to be run by National Park Service employees tweeting during their off-work hours, has begun tweeting about climate change and blasting the president for his reported attempts to clamp down on social media use by government agencies.

“Can’t wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS. You can take our official twitter, but you’ll never take our free time!” the account tweeted.

The account was launched after the official Badlands National Park Twitter page on Tuesday tweeted several scientific facts related to climate change — tweets that were deleted just hours after they were posted. The tweets reportedly came from an ex-employee of the National Park Service who apparently still had access to the account.

The move comes after the official National Park Service account was temporarily shuttered last week after retweeting photos of Mr. Trump’s inauguration side by side with pictures from former President Obama’s inauguration in 2008.

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