GAO: EPA broke law promoting water rule on social media


The Environmental Protection Agency broke the law by using social media to promote the Waters of the United States regulation, according to a government watchdog.

The Government Accountability Office made the accusation in a letter sent to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., Monday afternoon. The investigators ruled that the use of Thunderclap, a "crowdspeaking platform" that helps a single message be shared across multiple social media platforms at once, was "covert propaganda."