Websites of UK Govt, Major News Media Crash Worldwide, Reason Being Investigated

Websites of UK Govt, Major News Media Crash Worldwide, Reason Being Investigated

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

- Some of those allegedly affected include the 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 being termed a "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
Several major news outlets' websites have crashed. Photo credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Briefly News gathers that the Al Jazeera media network was also affected.

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Britain’s Guardian newspaper also reportedly confirmed that its website and app were being affected. 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, in other business news, Briefly News reported that Clover is shutting its largest cheese factory in South Africa down. The factory is based in Lichtenburg, North West. The reasoning behind the shutting down of the factory is based on poor service delivery by the municipality.

Following substantial losses stemming from regular water and electricity outages, Clover is moving its Lichtenburg production activities to Queensburgh in Durban.

Disruptions to electricity and water supplies have had a significantly negative impact on its cheese production, primarily in the treatment and pasteurisation of milk.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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