Excessive Web Traffic Can Temporarily Take Web Pages Offline – PolitiFact Went Down During Monday’s State Of The Union Address | Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency Advertisements

President Donald Trump, leader of the executive branch of the United States of America, gave his first of four State of the Union addresses, or televised speeches that presidents can talk about whatever they want in, but are typically done to build approval and coherence within whatever political party the president is affiliated with.

Although many people consider annual State of the Union speeches to be important, it’s safe to say that the actions, behaviors, and attitudes of United States presidents throughout the course of the year leading up to the addresses mean infinitely more than such State of the Union addresses mean themselves.

PolitiFact, An Independent Website Dedicated To Checking Facts Of Assertions And Claims Made by Political Figures

PolitiFact is a website that’s owned and operated by the Tampa Bay Times, a print and web-based newspaper publication that also tries its best to operate PolitiFact at the same time anything important in the world of United States politics is going on.

Considering that the State of the Union is almost always the most popular speech given by United States presidents each and every year, PolitiFact felt it was of utmost importance to fact-check everything the president had to say.

PolitiFact Might Need To Buy More Server Space

2018’s State of the Union address started at roughly 8:10 p.m. CT. Just 40 minutes into the speech, PolitiFact’s website went down for a total of 6 minutes, leaving interested parties unavailable to check the assertions made by Donald Trump throughout a small sliver of the speech.

It’s important for businesses, organizations, and other entities to maintain sufficient server space to make sure their web pages don’t go down at important times, and that’s the moral of this story.

Just for kicks, assertions made by United States President Donald Trump were only 31 percent “True,” “Mostly True,” and “Half True,” with a whopping 48 percent being considered “Wholly False.”

In Other News, Facebook Bans All Cryptocurrency Advertisements From Its Platform

Facebook makes far more money from advertising on its digital interface, through which advertisements are shown to Facebook users that are considered most likely to enjoy or click on them.

Cryptocurrencies are one of the world’s latest, greatest trends, especially in the world of finance. Facebook recently banned all advertisements related to them because they believe they’re “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.” Go figure.

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