Washington – The Department of Homeland Security could start
using social networking channels such as Facebook and Twitter to alert the
public of changes in the nation’s threat level, the Associated Press reported.
Citing the draft of a plan obtained from DHS, the AP said the government on
April 27 will replace its current color-coded warning system with two new
threat levels — elevated and imminent — that will expire on specific dates.
The alerts would first go to federal, state and local government officials,
then potentially to Facebook and Twitter when deemed "appropriate"
according to the AP story.