Global Research is going through a difficult period. Various procedures of censorship (search engines, social media templates, mainstream media smears, etc.) are ongoing.
In the course of the last week, Global Research has been the object of a diabolical DoS (“A Denial of Service”) cyberattack, which consists in bombarding globalresearch.ca with millions of requests. Over the last week, we have been assaulted with more than 700 million requests from 5 countries.
The ultimate intent of this coordinated cyberattack was to shut down Global Research while making our website inaccessible to our readers. “DoS attacks accomplish this by flooding the target with traffic, or sending it information that triggers a crash”.
Thanks to our security specialists, the cyberattacks have failed. Nonetheless, this has had impacts on our readers as well as on our weekly traffic.
To ensure our security, for several countries, we have now inserted the familiar “Manage Challenge, with boats and trains”.
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in world history.
Freedom of Expression is threatened in the most despicable fashion.
Extending over 20 years, a vast data bank of more than 100,000 Global Research articles by renowned journalists, scholars, scientists, human rights and anti-war activists is threatened.
Our request to our readers and authors: continue with the promotion of Global Research articles through referrals and cross-posts, forwarding to friends and colleagues.
With best wishes, in solidarity,
The Global Research Team