Delay cancelling false Hawaii missile alert? Governor forgot his Twitter password

Delay cancelling false Hawaii missile alert? Governor forgot his Twitter password
Hawaii's EMA command center, where the magic happens. (Image: Screen grab of NBC News video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Seriously.]

Gov. David Ige told reporters today that part of the delay in notifying the public that the Jan. 13 ballistic missile alert was a false alarm was that he did not know his Twitter account password.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency issued the false alarm at 8:07 a.m., and Ige was told the missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after the alert was sent to cell phones across the state. However, Ige’s office did not get out a cancellation message until 17 minutes after the alert. …

Ige added that “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made. I’ve been putting that on my phone so that we can access the social media directly.”

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