Internet Abuzz With Funny Reactions To First Presidential Alert
05 October, 2018, 14:13 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
A wireless provider must also be participating in the WEA in order to receive the test message, Accuweather reported. TV and radio alerts have been tested before. This is the first national WEA test. Such presidential alerts would be sent in the event of a pending missile attack or other national emergency, and U.S. cellphone users are not able opt out of them.
The message being sent today is just a test and not an actual alert. With a focus on public safety, President Barack Obama signed the alert program into law.
FEMA officials have said the Hawaii incident played no role in the scheduling of Wednesday's test. They claim in their complaint that President Trump and others could use the system to effectively turn people's phones into "Government loudspeakers". Secondly, it originated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency system or FEMA.
On Wednesday, October 3, more than 225 million Americans received a text message they were not able to block.
The alert test, which is FEMA's first for the wireless emergency system - and is being coordinated with the Federal Communications Commission - made a sound similar to an Amber Alert or flood watch warning.
Stephen Colbert from The Late Show tweeted a picture of an altered message in a Trump-style Tweet, saying: "TRUMP NATIONAL ALERT".
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The objective of the testing is to "assess the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine whether improvements are needed", according to FEMA.
It's very similar to Amber Alerts, however unlike the noisy notifications that warn people in a particular area of a child abduction, people can not opt out of this one.
Plaintiffs compare the alert system to "hijacking private property for the goal of planting a Government-controlled loudspeaker in the home and on the person of every American".
Under federal law, users can opt out of the alerts for "imminent threats" and AMBER alerts about abducted children but "not for presidential messages", FEMA warns.
You're not. Although the alert includes the word "presidential", it does not come directly from President Donald Trump. It featured a loud alarm, followed by vibration that lasted around one minute, and required no action. "But if it's used for good, I have no issues", student Sashwat Patra said. FEMA is now testing the various alert systems as part of that integration effort.
"Plaintiffs are American citizens who do not wish to receive text messages, or messages of any kind, on any topic or subject, from defendant Trump", the lawsuit (posted below) reads.
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When will I get the alert? It will sound similar to the routine tests that flash across your television screen once a month. Cellphone users can opt out of natural disaster or missing children alerts, but not presidential alerts .