"…workers at US government agencies have been banned from making any public disclosures of the research they conduct at public expense until new political minders can be installed to ensure that these facts don’t contradict Trump’s official narrative; and six journalists have been charged with felonies for covering the protests during the inauguration.

The ban on public disclosures covers all "public-facing documents": "news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds, and social media content." Government scientists must submit all upcoming appearances at conferences and meetings to the administration for approval. This echoes the tactics deployed by Canada’s discredited Stephen Harper government, whose official climate denial stance was accompanied by a "war on science" that included suppression of publicly funded science and the shut-down of the world’s largest scientific instrument: the Experimental Lakes Area. "

rest at http://boingboing.net/2017/01/25/trumps-first-4-days-a-ban-o.html


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