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Hawaii governor couldn’t correct false missile alert because he didn’t know his Twitter login

Hawaii Gov. David Ige answers questions during a hearing in Honolulu (Picture: AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The governor of Hawaii couldn’t tell citizens that January’s missile alert was false – because he forgot his Twitter login.

David Ige was told that a text alert sent to residents informing them of an impending nuclear strike was a false alarm within two minutes of it being sent out.

But he didn’t tell the public until 17 minutes after the alert went out – which led to mass hysteria on in the US state.

Panic tore through the island after residents received a text message telling them to ‘seek immediate shelter’ and were warned that ‘this… Read the full story