Follow by Email

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Sierra and Dakota resist Trump Muzzle

Since Monday, the Trump administration has gone out of its way to muzzle U.S. agencies—placing a gag order on the EPA, dismantling governmental web pages of climate-change-related content, and forcing employees off their own Twitter accounts. But on Tuesday, the Twitter feed for Badlands National Park in South Dakota went as wild as one of its inhabitant bison. In a clear violation of White House directives handed down since inauguration, Badlands launched a tweet storm focusing on climate change that quickly went viral—earning the park the hashtag #Badasslands, and the nickname Breaking Badlands.
The park’s feed had posted on such issues prior to Trump’s inauguration. The tweets since then dramatically escalated, however, in what appeared to be an act of resistance to the administration's regressive views.


The rogue tweets from Badlands National Park that briefly stood up to the Trump administration