BREAKING: Panic as Websites of UK Govt, Major News Media Go Down Worldwide

BREAKING: Panic as Websites of UK Govt, Major News Media Go Down Worldwide

- Some websites belonging to international news media across the globe are reportedly unavailable

- Some of those allegedly affected include Financial Times, The New York Times and Bloomberg News

- However, an updated report indicates that some of the affected websites have started recovering from what is termed "major internet outage"

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An emerging report from Al Jazeera indicates that some websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, The New York Times and Bloomberg News were down across the globe on Tuesday, June 8.

The report noted that CNN and France’s Le Monde also at some point started showing error messages that appeared on the websites at around 10:00 GMT.

Major News Media Websites Go Down Worldwide
A page from The Times newspaper's website is displayed on a computer monitor in London, U.K., on Thursday, June 17, 2010. Photo credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Legit.ng gathers that Al Jazeera Media Network was also affected.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper also reportedly confirmed that its website and app were being affected.

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It was also gathered the main website of the government of the United Kingdom (UK) was also affected.

Al Jazeera stated that the issue affecting the websites was not immediately clear.

However, another report by Reuters described the development as a "major internet outage", adding that social media, government and news websites across the globe were affected.

It also noted that many of the affected websites appeared to be coming back up.

The news media said some reports noted the development was caused by a glitch at Fastly, a cloud computing services provider based in the United States.

Fastly which is one of the world's most widely-used content delivery network providers was quoted as saying that the issue has been identified and a fix has been applied.

The company also noted that customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.

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Meanwhile, the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union in Nigeria among others, have expressed dismay over the suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government.

The envoys said the suspension of Twitter is a violation of the fundamental human right of freedom of expression.

Legit.ng gathered that after meeting with the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja on Monday, July 7, the envoys urged the government to protect Nigerians' freedom of expression.

Source: Legit.ng

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