Will the Publishers of the Future Even Have Websites?

On Monday morning, New York Magazine published a powerful story featuring 35 women who allege they were assaulted by Bill Cosby. A few hours later, their site went down. Whether the outage was the result of a massive influx of traffic to that story or a separate hacking incident isn’t quite clear.Read the full article


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