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FCC adopts new rules for national emergency alert system

Monday 21 June 2021 | 11:36 CET | News
The FCC has adopted new rules to improve the way people receive emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions and radios. The rules were proposed in March, prompted by the false emergency alert given in Hawaii in 2018, which mistakenly warned of an incoming ballistic missile. The rules create a non-optional class of alerts called 'National Alerts,' combining the current 'Presidential Alerts' category, active on devices that receive Wireless Emergency Alerts, with alerts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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