A human error

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A human error

Songjun Na

The perfect way to start off the New Year: with a false missile scare. Before many Hawaiians were even awake on Jan. 13, Hawaiians received an emergency alert for a missile attack from North Korea at 8:07 a.m. Thirty-eight long minutes later, the Hawaiian Governor David Ige was finally able to retrieve his Twitter password to tweet out that the attack was fake. Turns out, the Hawaii Emergency Management System employees pushed the button alerting for a real missile strike.

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Whichever button – red, test drill alert or real emergency alert – it’s ridiculous a button holds so much power.