www. O S N E W S .com
News Features Interviews
BlogContact Editorials

Trump administration declares war on science
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-01-24 23:32:38

Trump and his murder of Republican Christian extremists have declared war on science.

The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees in its main research division from publicly sharing everything from the summaries of scientific papers to USDA-branded tweets as it starts to adjust to life under the Trump administration, BuzzFeed News has learned.

According to an email sent Monday morning and obtained by BuzzFeed News, the department told staff - including some 2,000 scientists - at the agency's main in-house research arm, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to stop communicating with the public about taxpayer-funded work.

And:

The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.

Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press detailed the specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency's social media accounts.

Don't tell me I didn't warn you.

126  Comments - Printer friendly - Related stories
Recent related stories
- Library Hand, the neat penmanship style for card catalogs - 2017-02-20
- Cipher war: to crack ancient script, linguists turn to machines - 2017-01-31
- Google recalls staff to US after Trump immigration order - 2017-01-28
- Yes, science is political - 2017-01-19
- Tesla's Autosteer lowered crash rate by almost 40% - 2017-01-19
- More related articles
 

Tell a friend
Your full name:
Your email address:
Your friend's email:
Anti-spam measure:
5+2=

News Features Interviews
BlogContact Editorials


WAP site - RSS feed
© OSNews LLC 1997-2007. All Rights Reserved.
The readers' comments are owned and a responsibility of whoever posted them.
Prefer the desktop version of OSNews?