Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wireless Emergency Alerts: Then Again

In addition to the reliability issues I cite below, I have other objections to the Presidential WEA messages under the current rules:
  • It is my phone. I have a 4th Amendment objection to a government official being able to commandeer it.
  • I have a 1st Amendment objection to not being able to screen out Presidential messages. Again, it is my phone. 
There is also the risk of politicizing the warning system [when I posted this, I didn't know it had already come to pass]: "President John Jones wants you to know a tornado is approaching..." 

All of the above stated, I believe the Tweet below may be taking things a bit too far. 

Each to their own.

ADDITION: More of these are showing up in my Twitter feed.
And, as I have pointed out over and over:

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