Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump Shuts Down Interior Department Twitter After Unflattering Tweets


The Washington Post reporting that the Interior Department was told to shut down official Twitter accounts after a Park Service employee retweeted unflattering pics of the light crowds at Trump's inaugural.

The first noted the new president’s relatively small inaugural crowd compared to the number of people former president Barack Obama drew to the National Mall when he was sworn into office in 2009. The second tweet noted several omissions of policy areas on the new White House website. A Park Service employee retweeted both missives on Friday.

“All bureaus and the department have been directed by incoming administration to shut down Twitter platforms immediately until further notice,” said an email circulated to Park Service employees Friday afternoon. The email, obtained by The Post, described the stand-down as an “urgent directive” and said social media managers must shut down the accounts “until further directed.”

Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times was one of the tweets comparing crowd sizes from Trump and Obama's inaugurals:

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