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The Governor of Hawaii Still Doesn’t Know His Twitter Account Password

"Well I don't do Twitter in my office, so clearly I never had the password, so I could not issue the Twitter notification myself."

By NTK Staff | 02.20.2018 @5:36pm

Governor David Ige (D-HI) told reporters that he still doesn’t know the password to his Twitter account during a press conference on Tuesday addressing how to improve Hawaii’s missile alert system.

Last month, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent a missile alert to everyone in the state, which caused widespread panic among residents and visitors.

For 17 minutes Ige was unable to take to Twitter to inform the residents of Hawaii that the alert was a mistake, all because he did not know the password for his Twitter account.

“I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made,” Ige told the The Washington Post.

A reporter asked Ige if he now knows his Twitter password.

“Well I don’t do Twitter in my office, so clearly I never had the password. So I could not issue the Twitter notification myself. It was really contacting staff, and asking the staff to issue the alert,” Ige responded.

It should be noted that Ige is a pretty active tweeter, with nearly 4,500 tweets assigned to his account, @GovHawaii.

The reporter then asked how quickly Ige could get a message out to the residents of Hawaii if he had to.

Ige dodged the reporter’s question, saying that they have taken steps to prevent another incident like the one that occurred in January from happening again.

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