The conspiracy theory crowd is gonna love this. It's true that the government will be 'temporarily' taking over cell phones in Missouri one day in October. Should you be concerned? That depends on your worldview.

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Let's begin with the facts. Yes, the United States federal government will be doing something on your cell phone in Missouri on October 4, 2023 at approximately 10:20 am.

Is it the Illuminati or something else?

Here's an explanation from the National Weather Service. The short version is it's a test from FEMA.

Infographic, NWS
Infographic, NWS
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Why not everyone is believing this is an innocent test

There are some YouTube channels such as Marfoogle News that believe there's something sinister going on.

For the record, FEMA says there's nothing to worry about. Here's what they're sharing:

The Act, ratified in April 2016, requires FEMA to help ensure that under all conditions the President and, except to the extent the public alert and warning system is in use by the President, Federal agencies and state, tribal, and local governments can alert and warn the civilian population in areas endangered by natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters or threats to public safety.

So nothing to see here, right? The FEMA tests are not to invade your privacy or anything. Move along now. Yes, that's sarcasm.

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