The Trump administration this week sent memos to federal agencies, instructing workers to stop sharing information with the public on government websites and social media and to clear communications with senior officials before talking with reporters, according to the New York Times.
Some people see the directive as a threat to the flow of information while others say it is just standard procedure for any new administration.
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site in Buffalo inserted itself into the fray Tuesday night by sending a tweet quoting Theodore Roosevelt's thoughts about free speech.
"Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where the people are free." TR, 5/7/1918
— TR Inaugural Site (@TRInauguralSite) January 25, 2017
The tweet, as noted by the New York Times, follows memos issued by the Trump administration about limiting external communications to the public and the subsequent backlash by some federal agency Twitter accounts.
The Department of Interior shut down, and later reactivated, its Twitter accounts after posting pictures comparing the sizes of inauguration crowds, images seen as not favorable to President Trump.
National Parks Service employees waged a Twitter campaign against the president that continued Wednesday, according to the Washington Post, with tweets about climate change.