Interior Dept. banned from tweeting after posting photo of inauguration crowd


The Interior Department to was directed by the Trump administration to shutter its official Twitter accounts on Friday, The Washington Post reported.


The ban was reportedly a response to the National Park Service retweeting two unflattering posts about the crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration earlier Friday.



“All bureaus and the department have been directed by incoming administration to shut down Twitter platforms immediately until further notice,” said an email to Park Service employees on Friday.


{mosads}A government official told The Post that the retweets were being investigated to determine whether the account had been hacked.

As of 9 a.m. on Saturday, the National Parks Service Twitter account was still active, but the posts in question had been removed.


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