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Employee Who Sent Out Missile Alert In Hawaii 'Reassigned'—But That's Not The Only Change

Employee Who Sent Out Missile Alert In Hawaii 'Reassigned'—But That's Not The Only Change
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5 months ago

The ballistic missile alert scare last week terrified a lot of people and has been the subject of some serious scrutiny. We now know a little bit more about what happened, and believe it or not, it would seem a poorly-designed drop down menu is at the center of the calamity. 

Take a look:

The employee clicked the wrong selection, and (according to some sources) clicked the confirmation out of habit, and that was it. That was all it took to send out an alert that terrified millions. There was no secondary confirmation required, no special permissions, nada. 

Unfortunately, the procedure to send out a correction was much more complicated, including this:


The employee has been reassigned, but will not be named as officials are owning poor design and procedure as the problem, not the employee themselves. Twitter, of course, has a lot to say. 

Were there Trump arguments? Youbetcha. 

One person had a question that we can't stop thinking about now. 

H/T: Twitter