News Media Brownout

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 08:48

There were various news media websites, including the New York Times and CNN crashing across the globe in a wider outage.

Multiple sites, including some government platforms went down unexpectedly and have now reportedly reemerged. Most are operated by news outlets and include the Financial Times, and Bloomberg News and others that were down across the World Wide Web.

Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network and France’s Le Monde newspaper started showing error messages that appeared on their websites. Britain’s Guardian newspaper said its website and app were also affected. Sites of some other British news media were not immediately loading.

A string of major news websites, including CBSNews site, were down as well this morning. The outage also appeared to affect Amazon.com retail website for a period of time.

Some are warning that a revolution warfare is being fought online and may grow larger and more intense as time passes.