Big brother is indeed watching you and President-elect Donald Trump will have the ability to send a text message than cannot be blocked to every American’s cell phone beginning January 20.
President-elect Donald Trump will have access to a system that can send unblockable texts to every phone in the US once he takes the oath of office.
Wireless Emergency Alerts are a program created by a 2006 act of Congress. The so-called “WEAs” can be targeted messages sent to all mobile phones in a particular area, like Amber alerts, or to all phones nationally, like an alert issued by the president, according to a report by New York Magazine’s Select/All blog.
The WEAs are limited to 90 characters, though! Trump will need to recalibrate from the 140-character Twitter standard if he wants to shoot all Americans an unblockable text.
Now this sort of communication is supposed to be for national emergencies; but what’s the over/under on some sort of political communication with a little more room than half a tweet being sent by President Trump to call on Congress to do his bidding or put down a political enemy?
You can’t block it. There’s nothing you can do about it.