Now this is crazy. Donald Trump will soon be able to send a mass text to the whole entire United States. The texts will be able to come through as Wireless Emergency Alerts (or WEAs). According to The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) WEAs are what we received when there are Amber Alerts, flash flood warnings, and more. They are sent out through cell towers. Sadly, we will not be able to look pass these alerts.

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The alerts will be apart of the Congress’ Warning, Alert, and Response Network (WARN) Act, passed in 2006. According to the FCC,

“In passing the WARN Act, Congress allowed participating carriers to offer subscribers the capability to block all WEAs except those issued by the President,”

So not only do we have to watch Donald Trump tweet non-sense, we now have to receive it to our phones and there is nothing we can really do about it. I’m not sure how any one else feels but I’m not quite beat for this. Twitter users took to their platform to speak on this. One person said,

You think Trump’s tweets are bad? Wait until he has control over the completely unblockable presidential alerts on your cell phone.


Source: Complex