Jan 23, 2018

Hawaii governor admits log-in blunder

Forgotten Twitter log-in details have been blamed for delaying a public correction to Hawaii's missile alert earlier this month. Governor David Ige was told two minutes after a text message was issued by the Emergency Management Agency that the threat warning was a false alarm. After the Twitter correction was eventually posted, Mr Ige's office took several more minutes to post a similar retraction on his Facebook page. The EMA's mass text alert message was sent out to all local residents on 13 January. In the intervening period, many residents had believed that they faced a nuclear missile threat from North Korea.

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