Riot servers are down across the country as the latest round of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., continues to affect many Americans.
Riot has said that more than 1,200 sites are experiencing down time, including the offices of the Associated Press, The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Fox News, and MSNBC, among others.
That number includes sites that have been down for a number of days.
The Washington Post has reported that the number of sites affected by the unrest is increasing as more people become aware of the protests.
At least 1,100 websites were down on Friday, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, but that number is expected to grow.
At the same time, more than 500 websites are now down, with many more still under investigation.
Riot announced on Friday that it had temporarily suspended the operation of the popular servers, and also announced that it would be temporarily suspending the server sharing function of Riot Games.
It was not immediately clear whether Riot Games had permanently suspended its servers.
The Associated Press reports that the AP is reporting that 1,099,000 sites were down, up from 830,000 at the start of the week.
CNN reports that 836,000 are affected.
The Wall St Journal reports that about 350,000 websites are offline.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Riot Games has said it is experiencing “significant server problems” that are impacting about 400,0000 websites.
“There is no doubt that we are experiencing significant server issues impacting our site’s capacity and availability,” Riot said in a statement.
“We are actively working with our partners to resolve these issues.
In addition, we are working to increase the server capacity to support our community.
We thank our partners for their ongoing efforts to support the site and the many thousands of people who rely on it.”
The Associated States Department of Health says that 1.1 million people have been affected by police shootings in the United States since last Friday, and it says more than 8,500 people have died.
The agency says more people are being treated in hospitals.
At The Associated World, we have a page dedicated to covering the unrest in the US, including our coverage of the recent protests in Ferguson.