07 Apr '11, 3pm

US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts

US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts

The color-coded terrorism warning system is shown in Washington. The US government's colour-coded warning system is being replaced with a more specific and informative plan that would offer two levels of alerts - elevated and imminent. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - THE US government's colour-coded warning system is being replaced with a more specific and informative plan that would offer two levels of alerts - elevated and imminent. According to a draft Homeland Security Department plan obtained by The Associated Press, the public could see the warnings on Facebook and Twitter. The colour-coded system has been one of the government's most visible counterterrorism tools since the Sept 11, 2001 attacks. The government's terror warnings could be withheld from the public entirely if announcing a threat would risk exposing an intelligence operation or a current investigation, accor...

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