Network data shows that Wikipedia servers have become temporarily unavailable internationally as of 12:25 p.m. UTC. Measurements suggest the outage is caused by technical issues and not related to blocking.
The incident triggered fears of censorship in some countries but global NetBlocks internet observatory data indicates that the incident is not related to filtering or blocking, and is rather likely caused by a denial of service (DDoS) attack or configuration error. Impact has been observed affecting all language editions of Wikipedia across all continents.
Confirmed: Wikipedia is experiencing global outages as of 12:25 p.m. UTC; network data confirms incident not related to internet filtering or censorship 📉https://t.co/wIznkhkZ1n pic.twitter.com/reKkI2Pxje
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