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Interior Dept. reactivates Twitter accounts after shutdown

The Department of the Interior has revived its Twitter accounts after being told to shut down its operations on Friday, the Washington Post reported.

The Trump administration reportedly told the department to stop tweeting after the National Parks Service account retweeted a post about the crowd size at Trump's inauguration. Another post reportedly involved policies on the White House's website.

The Twitter account had still been active earlier Saturday, though the retweets had been deleted.

A spokesman for the National Park Service, Thomas Crosson, told the newspaper that the tweets were "inconsistent with the agency's approach to engaging the public through social media."

"The Department of Interior's communications team determined that it was important to stand down Twitter activity across the Department temporarily, except in the case of public safety," Crosson wrote in an email to the newspaper.

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