! Alert Alert !

On October 3, 2018 the United States sent out a mass text to every person with any kind of electronic device.  This alert was sent out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and it was classified as the first “presidential alert”.  This alert sounded at 2:18 on all electronics, as long as they were on, and 2:20 on the radio.  This alert went out to roughly 225 million devices across the U.S.  This message read “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System.  No Action is needed.”  This alert can not be a person message because it infringes on the First Amendment right; freedom of press, and has to be over the Presidential alert system.  Even if a person has Amber alerts or other alerts off they still are required to receive this message, and no person at this time can opt out of an alert by law.

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