“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
Tune in now as @EPAMichaelRegan joins @POTUS and @VP live from Philly to talk about our work replacing lead pipes and delivering clean water all people!
Proud to join @POTUS and @VP in Philadelphia today to announce that the city will receive $500 million from @EPA to modernize their water infrastructure!
Up first: projects to replace ✅ 160 lead service lines and ✅ 13 miles of watermains.
❄️ Ice covering the Great Lakes is a #ClimateChange indicator, and since 1973 the number of frozen days on all 5 Great Lakes has declined. Overall, the #GreatLakes are frozen for 8 to 46 *fewer* days now than they were in the early 1970s. Learn more ⬇️ ️https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-great-lakes-ice-cover
Our researchers are studying the role of common air pollutants in asthma development, how #AirPollution can trigger heart attacks and strokes, and more.
Check your air quality to protect your health today: https://www.airnow.gov/ #OurHearts #HeartMonth
February is #NationalPesticideSafetyEducationMonth! Do you know if you’re using pesticides safely in your home? Check out this link for tips to keep your family and community safe: https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2016-02/documents/household.pdf. #NPSEM #Pesticides #PesticideSafety
¡Febrero es el mes de la educación acerca de la seguridad con los pesticidas! ¿Sabe usted si está usando pesticidas de manera segura en su casa? En esta página web puede encontrar consejos para mantener a su familia y comunidad segura. https://espanol.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2016-11/documents/lea-la-etiqueta-primero-hogar.pdf #NPSEM #Pesticidas
It’s #WearRedDay! Our #EPAers are wearing red to raise awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution, and promote the important #HeartHealth research they do every day. ❤️
Learn how to protect your heart this American Heart Month: http://epa.gov/air-research/healthy-heart-toolkit-and-research
🌊 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!
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.