Before It’s News – by Chris Kitze
There was an outage of You Tube on Before It’s News and many other web sites today, involving the embedded video which went completely blank. Vlad Tepes and a number of other sites reported a similar outage.
The Google products forum had these threads:
6:32 PM (3 hours ago)
I’m having the same problem. Chrome and Firefox just show nothing where the video should be, but Internet Explorer says, “This content cannot be displayed in a frame. to help protect the security of information you enter into this website, the publisher of this content does not allow it to be displayed in a frame. What you can try: Open this content in a new window”.
6:42 PM (2 hours ago)
Dead here for me too. I spend 30 minutes trying to figure out what happened to my sites, till I realized that other sites I went to view have the same issue.
||Michael KryńskiLevel 1||
6:56 PM (2 hours ago)
Looks like a problem with the YouTube API. I run a few websites and blogs and they are all showing blank areas where embedded youtube videos should be. Vimeo and other videos show up just fine. I suspect YouTube already knows about this issue and will fix it quickly. It is probably affecting millions of people right now.
||Scott Baker Orlando||
6:58 PM (2 hours ago)
My sites are having this problem as well on a WordPress site. No changes.
Here’s a screen grab that shows a video that went completely white. The original video was still viewable on the YouTube.com web site.
A few hours later, things returned to normal again, here’s what it should have looked like.
This could be something as simple as some borked code. However, Google sets a high standard and doesn’t make mistakes like this very often. Timing is a little surreal given the debate on gun control issues. Removing You Tube embeds like this would be a way to slow the spread of information and to some people, this felt like a dry run to some kind of cyber false flag. It was not widely reported but seemed concentrated on alterantive and gamer sites, including Team Fortress and Colony of Gamers..