It started shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, when the NPS retweeted crowd shots that compared Trump’s inauguration attendance to that of former President Obama’s in 2009. The organization later apologized.
On Tuesday, the @BadlandsNPS began tweeting about climate change.
The posts came after National Park Twitter accounts were reportedly on lockdown. White House memos also hit the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, asking each of the agencies to refrain from publishing press releases, social media, blog entries or website content.
— HistorySmith (@historysmith) January 24, 2017
Badlands officials were quick to blame the outburst on a former employee: