Late Tuesday night, countless users received a barrage of notifications from CNN, all regarding the same story. CNN has said that the issue lies on Apple’s end, and applies to other publishers as well.
The story that was repeatedly sent to Apple News users was regarding the Hawaiian worker who accidentally triggered the ballistic missile alert earlier this month.
Users quickly took to Twitter to query CNN on why the notification was sent so many times.
When CNN sends you like a dozen push notifications the Hawaii missile alert guy has been fired, like I’m sorry is he working for y’all now?
— Jessica Mateer (@mateerjessica) January 30, 2018
When reached for comment, CNN said that the bug was on Apple’s end and that they are working with them on the issue.
We are aware that some Apple News users recently received multiples of the same alert. Our server log shows CNN sent only one. We are working with Apple to identify their issue, as users on CNN-owned platforms did not experience a problem. Apologies to those who did.
It appears some users are also receiving multiple notifications from a Fox News story as well.
Apple has yet to comment on the matter.