March 1, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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In January, officials at the EPA and the USDA received memos barring them from releasing information to the public or using their social media accounts to disperse factual knowledge. This type of action choreographed by the new administration has caused a ripple effect, leaving federal scientists uncertain about their rights and abilities to communicate. These career civil servants are often at the forefront of science and provide key policy input.

In this webinar, these and other actions will be discussed within a larger historical and legal context. Responses to these actions, the role of social media, and further fallout from these actions will also be analyzed.

Sponsored by SIG IEP.

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