Libraries and museums team up to make bold political statement: Facts are real

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Museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions took to social media on Friday to promote the hashtag #DayOfFacts. While the hashtag claims to be nonpartisan, the issues surrounding the current political climate are inevitably intertwined with this movement. Institutions receiving any grants or funding from the U.S. government were warned of the dangers of potential backlash from participating in the event, however many museums and libraries took the time to share some facts about everything from American history, climate change, and immigration. See the article for more examples of #DayOfFacts tweets.

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Purtill, C. (2017, February 17). Libraries and museums team up for bold political statement: Facts are real. Retrieved from https://qz.com/913928/libraries-and-museums-team-up-to-share-science-and-history-on-day-of-facts

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