My novel ‘The Gideon Comuter’ is coming to an end.
I don’t know whether to be grateful for this, or frightened out of my mind. Scientists and hackers all over the country are hunkering down to save data. They’re… collecting it and saving it on servers outside the direct control of government – for fear the Trump administration might want to disappear this data down a memory hole.
Some are going further. Groups like DataRefuge and the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, which recently organized a hackathon to collect data from NASA’s earth sciences programs and the Department of Energy, are building systems to monitor ongoing changes to government websites. And they’re keeping track of what’s already been removed—because yes, the pruning has already begun.
The Trump administration not only wants to create a universe of alternative facts. It wants to get rid of evidence of the truth.
What do you think?
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