false alarms - updates

Rappler's latest stories on false alarms


Japan broadcaster mistakenly flashes missile alert

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:05 PM

After just 5 minutes, NHK admits the alert was sent in error

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

Dec 28, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Facebook deactivates an alert called The Explosion in Bangkok that said a blast in the capital was confirmed by multiple sources

SAFETY CHECK. Facebook's new system lets users tell others they're okay and check on their friends when disaster strikes. Screen shot from Facebook.