- A glitch caused some iPhone users to repeatedly receive the same headline notification from CNN.
- CNN says it’s Apple’s problem.
At about 5pm ET on Tuesday, numerous people with iPhones received an Apple News push notification with a CNN headline about the false missile alarm in Hawaii.
Then they got the notification again. And again.
Some people on Twitter claimed that they got repeated alerts for a period of about 10 minutes.
Did CNN hire the worker because I’ve gotten this same push notification over and over again for the past ten minutes pic.twitter.com/urMZnShW45
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 30, 2018
listen @CNN, if i get one more push notification for the same story about the hawaiian missile button pusher getting fired i’m going to LOSE MY FUCKING MIND
— halez (@halle924) January 30, 2018
Please @CNN stop sending me the same push notification every 7 seconds. I get it. The guy in Hawaii got fired. I read the headline.
— adam♕scarangella (@adamscarangella) January 30, 2018
CNN killin it with apple news alerts about the same story right now
— Todd Haselton (@robotodd) January 30, 2018
CNN fired off a push notification of the story about the official behind the Hawaiian missile alert mishap being fired, and there’s clearly something wrong because I’ve now received this notification 30+ times. How’s that for irony?
— Evan (@EvanXDuckett) January 30, 2018
What happened here? Did a CNN producer accidentally press the wrong button? Is there a glitch with Apple News?
CNN is pointing the finger at Apple. In a tweet, CNN’s PR department said that “our server logs shows CNN sent only one” alert and that they are Read More Here