The Environmental Protection Agency has been caught promoting legislation beneficial to the agency itself and it seems the traditional left vs right battle lines will be drawn.
In a long winded article by the New York Times, they explain the EPA used social media tools to push talking points.
While government agencies are allowed to use social media to get their message out, propaganda paid with taxpayer money is illegal.
From the New York Times:
Federal agencies are allowed to promote their own policies, but are not allowed to engage in propaganda, defined as covert activity intended to influence the American public. They also are not allowed to use federal resources to conduct so-called grass-roots lobbying — urging the American public to contact Congress to take a certain kind of action on pending legislation.
See page two for more on how the E.P.A. deceived the American People.