Netflix, Spotify should show emergency alerts: Lawmakers

California [USA], October 28, 2019

As binge-watching phenomenon grasps the human race, lawmakers want online streaming services, especially Netflix and Spotify, to show emergency alerts.

Senators Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, have reintroduced the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act, which was originally proposed in response to a false 2018 missile warning in Hawaii, Cnet reports. The READI Act seeks to create a system to send emergency alerts through audio and video streaming services. The lawmakers also propose to create a reporting system for false alerts.

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