“Alternate” vs. Official Social Media Accounts
@EPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
See the vetted list of alt/rogue accounts maintained at Snopes.com.
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Twitter has long had @EPA. Now it also has @altUSEPA. And there are similar pairings.
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But we began to wonder — regardless of why they were deemed necessary1 — how do the “Alt” social media accounts really compare to the official government agency ones? Here we’ll make it easy to form your own conclusion, with the most recent posts from two accounts for comparison:
@EPA vs. @AltUSEPA
🌊 Thanks to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding, @EPAGreatLakes, along with state and local partners, are nearly finished restoring a mix of stream, lake, and wetland habitats in the Rouge River Area of Concern! #WorldWetlandsDay
Thanks for visiting, @ColumbiaSIPA! 👋
Our #EPAers and @ENERGY and @nature_org professionals enjoyed speaking with students about working in the #energy and environmental science, operations, finance, and policy fields!
Learn more about EPA careers ➡️https://www.epa.gov/careers/what-kind-people-work-epa
Bristol Bay – a watershed in southwestern Alaska – is the world’s most productive wild salmon ecosystem.
I am proud to announce that @EPA took action to help protect this one-of-a-kind ecosystem.
📸: Photos by our @EPAnorthwest team!
Every day, I come to work with the goal of making my son Matthew proud.
In just 2 years, we’ve made unprecedented progress at @EPA to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and protect people’s health.
❤️ February is American #HeartMonth! ❤️
Did you know that our researchers have made important contributions to #PublicHealth research by examining the connection between #AirPollution and heart health? http://www.epa.gov/healthyheart #OurHearts
The Bristol Bay watershed is home to 25 Alaska Native villages and communities and supports one of the last intact, sustainable salmon-based cultures in the world.
We're taking action to help safeguard this essential and precious ecosystem.
We are helping protect Bristol Bay, the world's most productive wild salmon ecosystem.
Today, we took a final action to limit the disposal of dredged and fill material associated with the Pebble deposit in Southwest Alaska.
Read our full statement: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/biden-harris-administration-announces-action-help-protect-bristol-bay-salmon-fisheries
Bristol Bay watershed is the most productive wild salmon ecosystem in the world. 🐟
EPA is taking action to protect this one-of-a-kind ecosystem by limiting the disposal of dredged and fill material associated with developing the Pebble deposit.
We are taking another critical action to stop PFAS from entering our air, land, and water. EPA proposed a rule that would prevent companies from starting or resuming the use of 300 PFAS chemicals without EPA review. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-takes-key-step-stop-unsafe-pfas-reentering-commerce
📢You're invited! Mark your calendar!
Join EPA's Hispanic Serving Institutions Hiring Webinar on February 1 to learn about unique opportunities for students and recent grads. Don't miss out on this event for your community!
Learn more and RSVP: https://www.epa.gov/careers/hiring-outreach-events
The Unofficial "Resistance" team of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Not taxpayer subsidized! Environmental conditions may vary from alternative facts.
The work continues. Under the new administration, we have mostly withdrawn from Twitter already. Please rely on the @EPA and other official EPA accounts for legitimate and scientific information. Thank you very much for your support.
To anyone trying to say that gasoline is too expensive, it's actually way to cheap. Gasoline should be $5-10 a gallon to account for the environmental damage it causes.
The "urgency" problem with communicating about the human-induced climate catastrophe is that the unprecedented speed of anthropogenic climate change is only barely detectable in a human lifetime of observations.
Nice tweet Sen. Cruz! Quick question: do you also believe the Geneva Convention was about the views of the citizens of Geneva?
Asking for everyone who believes US Senators should be competent and not undermine our elections to incite insurrection against the United States https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/1352040800646029312
@altUSEPA My late husband was an EPA scientist, and would have been devastated by the last 4 years, as we all have been. It's time to return to science, truth, and protecting our environment!
"Instead of seeking to change Americans’ behavior with subtle technocratic nudges, as Barack Obama’s team did, Biden should aim to make his signature policies as stupidly straightforward as possible," argues @DKThomp: http://on.theatln.tc/PLmGTIL
Congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris on taking office and marking the end of 4-years of corruption, censorship, falsehoods, and partisan GOPpression.
We sincerely hope that our new administration can excise the remaining malignancies and thoughtfully remodel for renewal.
1. In early 2017, some scientists, technicians, and other employees of U.S.A. federal agencies began expressing fear of suppression or loss of publicly funded research, data, and the freedom to communicate about it transparently. Some created independent social media accounts to serve as the uncensored, alternative counterparts of official accounts under control of federal agencies; they may be more or less political, and more or less partisan, depending on their respective operators.