The company on Wednesday unveiled its Alerts service, a way for agencies to deliver “accurate information from credible organizations” during times of crisis. Examples of some of the first partners are those you’d expect: Fire departments, police stations, even government service agencies up to and including the state level.
The implementation is simple. Only authorized, authoritative agencies are allowed to use the service, and are recommended to do so only in times of urgency or immediate crisis. A natural disaster, for instance, could see local agencies directing citizens toward clean water and other resources.
Via Andy Bull