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The New York Times Makes No Acknowledgement of Being Down, but it Looks Like their Website is Fixed

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As I have been posting about recently, The New York Times had one of their websites down for about a week (at least), which I contacted them about.   They sent me a generic response, and it appears their Mapping America website is working again.  This is very disappointing to me, and in my eyes tarnishes their journalistic reputation, because if they had wrong facts in an article, they would normally make an acknowledgement of this, and correct it.  With a website being down, they should also at least make a public acknowledgement.   The Public Editor also never got back with me, which suggests that this person / office either doesn’t care, or hasn’t been given enough resources, or is so technologically illiterate that they don’t understand why this is a big deal.

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Written by Jacob Walker

February 4th, 2016 at 4:50 am

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