“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
It's World #TeachersDay! 🍎
Thank you to all the tireless educators who inspire learners-of-all-ages.
Explore lesson plans, teacher guides and other online #EnviroEd and #STEAM resources here: https://www.epa.gov/students/lesson-plans-teacher-guides-and-online-environmental-resources-educators
We awarded $6 million to @WaterResearch and @IowaStateU to address multiple water reuse sources and applications to support national efforts to reduce technological and institutional barriers for expanded water reuse. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-awards-64m-research-support-national-water-reuse-efforts #WaterResearch
🐟 Fish can be part of a healthy diet, providing key nutrients during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and early childhood to support brain development. Because of mercury levels, it’s important to know the right fish to eat and how often. #ChildrensHealthMonth http://www.fda.gov/food/consumers/advice-about-eating-fish
We’re announcing two new online tools that provide the public with info on environmental enforcement and compliance in their communities! With improved transparency and technology, these tools empower the public to help EPA assure compliance nationwide. 🧵
Mosquitos can sharply increase after flooding. Drain, overturn, or empty water-collection areas to reduce mosquito breeding conditions. #HurricaneIan #HurricaneFiona https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/flooding
Deputy Administrator McCabe joined @scdhec to visit EJ Strong grant recipients in the Rosemont community in Charleston, SC. Together our work will ensure everyone equally and justly sees and feels the benefits of our investments in their health, community, and environment.
🌊Our ocean monitoring team tested sediment health off the coast of Sandy Hook, NJ where waste & dredged materials from NY Harbor were disposed since the 1800s & where clean dredged material was placed for the past 20+ years.
October is #NDEAM, and we’re celebrating employees like Alex from @EPAnewengland. Alex is an inspector and enforcement officer who evaluates compliance with clean water regulations.
"EPA feels like a family, always there to support you in accomplishing your goals."
We want to hear from you! EPA is seeking input - through Nov 2 - on the design of a new grant program for Wildfire Smoke Preparedness in Community Buildings. Learn more: http://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/wildfire-smoke-preparedness-community-buildings-grant-program
Are your roof and walls leaking after #HurricaneIan or #HurricaneFiona? Have the leaks damaged your home and property? Act quickly to prevent a major mold problem. https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-your-home
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.