The Times said in a post on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon:
As you may be aware, the Times is experiencing a server issue that has resulted in our website being temporarily unavailable. We expect the site to be restored soon.
In the meantime, we are publishing key news articles in their entirety here on Facebook. Our latest story on the conflict in Egypt is here:
The newspaper published the following stories as Facebook notes:
- An update on the protests in Egypt, including news of the resignation of Interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei.
- Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty in February to one count of felony wire and mail fraud in connection with his use of $750,000 in campaign money.
- Another Egypt-related article on the events in Egypt and their effects on the rest of the region.
The New York Times’ website was restored later Wednesday afternoon.
Readers: Were you surprised to see full Times stories on Facebook?