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Did NEC’s website experience downtime?

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Claim 2: The National Election Commission’s (NEC) website went off in the early hours of Oct. 10, the Chairman of Research and Rapid Response of the Unity Party, Martin K. N. Kollie, posted on Facebook.

Did NEC’s website experience downtime?

Verdict: Mostly true 


DUBAWA’s independent checks, using Whois domain search, found the website up and running at 10.40 a.m. Nonetheless, we found the website experiencing heavy traffic resulting in periodic downtimes, slow loading, and low conversion rates. The notice on the site intermittently read “This site cannot be reached.”

DUBAWA OSINT lead, Silas Jonathan, noted that the glitches could occur if the website owners do not secure other related domains to lessen the traffic on www.necliberia.org.

However, the Deputy Communications Director at the NEC, Prince Dunbar, told DUBAWA the website has been up throughout and has not experienced downtime. “Anybody can take to Facebook and write just anything and as such, we cannot respond to that,” he said. 

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