The sad silence of the National Parks Instagram accounts


On Dec. 22, 2018, when parts of the federal government went into shutdown mode, it caused a ripple effect that’s continued to be felt by workers and the public alike, sometimes in unexpected ways. 

Among the wide-ranging consequences of the shutdown has been the silence from the various National Park accounts on Instagram, which have amassed millions of followers across the various handles. The main National Park Service Instagram even has a whopping 1.3 million followers.

The National Park Service posted a message on its account on Dec. 21, 2018 that read, “During the federal government shutdown, we will not monitor or update social media. Some National Park Service areas are accessible, however access may change without notice, and there are no NPS-provided services. For more information, visit the park’s website … ” Read more…

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