FCC 'launching a full investigation' into false ballistic missile alarm in Hawaii

Washington Examiner | 1/13/2018 | Daniel Chaitin
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Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced that his agency is conducting a "full investigation" into the false ballistic missile alert that sent across Hawaii in the early morning there on Saturday.

"The @FCC is launching a full investigation into the false emergency alert that was sent to residents of Hawaii," Pai said in a brief tweet.

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Cellphones, televisions, and radio stations received the morning emergency alert about an inbound ballistic missile, claiming it was not a drill.

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