Twitter & Facebook To Be Used By Homeland Security For Terror Alerts

This is actually a good inexpensive method for delivering news to the masses – use Twitter and Facebook. That’s exactly the plan coming from the Department of Homeland Security. According to the Associate Press, “Terror alerts from the government will soon have just two levels of warnings — elevated and imminent — and those will be relayed to the public only under certain circumstances. Color codes are out; Facebook and Twitter will sometimes be in, according to a Homeland Security draft obtained by The Associated Press.”

Additionally, there will be times when some terror communications cannot be sent. The report goes on to state that, “Some terror warnings could be withheld from the public if announcing a threat would risk exposing an intelligence operation or an ongoing investigation, according to the government’s confidential plan.”

This new plan should be in effect on April 27th.

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