The alert -- which is President
In full, the message reads: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." The alert lasts about one minute.
Another will follow at
As the overseer of the Wireless Emergency Alert system,
Word of the new tool sparked outrage on social media that Trump could use the system to tweet to every American. That myth was quickly dispelled, but it's true that you can't opt out of the system.
Alert systems aren't foolproof. In January, residents of
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