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Trump Orders Media Freeze at EPA; Bans Press Releases and Social Media

trumpIn a memo sent out to staff at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Trump Administration has prohibited press releases, social media postings, blog posts or new content placed on the agency’s website.

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It is also being reported that the EPA has been instructed to freeze all grants, which includes programs surrounding research and air quality monitoring. Meanwhile,

This isn’t the first instance of a government agency being told to cease social media postings or communications in the new Donald Trump presidency. During Trump’s inauguration, the National Park Service retweeted two posts teasing Trump about his inauguration crowd size and hitting the administration for deleting references to climate change.

After undoing the retweets and following a short ban from posting, the account posted an apology for sending out the critical tweets.

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