Can President Trump Really Text Everyone’s Phone?

Last week the FCC and FEMA announced it was planning to test a new system that would allow President Donald Trump to send text messages directly to most mobile phones in America.

Imagine a constant barrage of texts from Trump that read something like this…

THIS IS GOING TO BE A WET STORM IN TERMS OF WATER! Sad! DEMOCRAT WITCH HUNT NO COLLUSION THE ECONOMY IS THE BEST IN HISTORY NO THANKS TO THE HATERS AND LOSERS!

New phone, who dis?

But in 2015, Sen Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, passed legislation that may save us all from having a direct line to Trump. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015 prohibits the use of the Wireless Emergency Alert system for any communications unrelated to natural disasters.

It reads, in part, according to NBC News. “Except to the extent necessary for testing the public alert and warning system, the public alert and warning system shall not be used to transmit a message that does not relate to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster or threat to public safety.”

In other words, save it for Twitter, man.

 

 

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