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Why does the government have a tumblr?

Asked by an anonymous Tumblr user.

USA.gov uses social media channels, like Tumblr, because we want to provide trustworthy, timely, useful, relevant and interesting government information in places where you can easily share it with your friends, family and colleagues.

You can connect with us on a number of social media channels, including

A number of other government agencies are also using Tumblr. You can verify that a social media account is actually from the government using the Social Media Registry.