"As president, Donald Trump could send unblockable texts"
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As president, Donald Trump could send unblockable texts
As President, Donald Trump could send you an unblockable text.
With the fallout of the United States' Presidential Election continuing, people are now paying attention to what could be.
In 2006, Congress passed an act that would allow wireless emergency alerts to be sent to mobile devices.
The act permits the transmission of Amber alerts, alerts involving imminent threats to safety or life, and alerts issued by the President.
The Federal Communications Commission says participating carriers may allow subscribers to block all but presidential alerts.
Donald Trump is known for his frequent messages on Twitter.
Combining these two pieces of information has caused some to become concerned that they will receive texts from Trump once he becomes President.
CNET reached out to Donald Trump's office on the matter, however we did not immediately receive a response.
There is no evidence saying that Trump will use a wireless emergency alert service, as his own personal messaging service.
Additionally, all alerts must go through the Federal Emergency Management agency's integrated public alert and warning system.
FEMA has issued alerts for a number of very serious events, including child abductions, Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Donald Trump will take the presidential office on January 20, 2017.
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