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National Park Service suspends tweeting following questionable retweet

National Park Service suspends tweeting following questionable retweet:

  • In summary, the Twitter stand down means we will cease use of Twitter immediately.
  • According to Gizmodo , the U.S. government temporarily banned the National Park Service from tweeting around 7 p.m. Friday.
  • We expect further guidance to come next week and we will share .
  • The retweet from the National Park Service quickly drew attention Friday.
  • National Park Service suspends tweeting following questionable retweet

While Washington D.C. and the rest of the country was ringing in Inauguration Day with the celebration of Pres. Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States, one government head was going about its own business.

@10NewsWTSP: National Park Service suspends tweeting following questionable retweet:

While Washington D.C. and the rest of the country was ringing in Inauguration Day with the celebration of Pres. Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States, one government head was going about its own business.

In the midst of the inauguration celebrations Friday, the National Park Service retweeted two images comparing the attendance of the 2009 inauguration of Pres. Obama and the attendance of the 2017 inauguration of Pres. Trump. The tweet in question, seen below, was quickly spotted by many and captured the attention of the U.S. government.

The original tweet from user @BCAppelbaum was posted just about 30 minutes before Pres. Trump was officially sworn-in to office.

The tweets were removed from NPS Twitter account after several hours. According to Gizmodo, the U.S. government temporarily banned the National Park Service from tweeting around 7 p.m. Friday. 

Gizmodo later obtained an internal memo sent to NPS employees. In it, NPS employees were told the ‘Washington Support Office directed all Department of Interior bureaus to immediately cease use of government Twitter until further notice.’

Read the message in full:

The NPS Twitter account went silent until early Saturday morning.

“We regret the mistaken RTs from our account yesterday and look forward to continuing to share the beauty and history of our parks with you,” said the tweet.

National Park Service suspends tweeting following questionable retweet

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