As NASA issues warnings of a potential solar storm heading towards Earth, social media has been abuzz with rumors of an impending global internet disruption set to occur in a week’s time. These rumors have stirred concern and even panic among internet users worldwide.
However, NASA, the United States’ space agency, has stepped forward to address these concerns, categorically stating in an official statement that all speculations regarding a global internet shutdown are entirely unfounded and without merit.
NASA has urged the public not to lend credence to these baseless rumors and to instead rely on credible sources for accurate information.
They have stressed that there is no credible threat or supporting evidence suggesting that the internet will experience any disruption. Consequently, individuals and businesses need not be alarmed or anxious about the prospect of an internet outage.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization responsible for ensuring the security, independence, and coherence of the global internet, has similarly rejected the current rumors surrounding a global internet service outage.
Their statement aligns with NASA’s assertion that there is no credible threat to internet services.
Likewise, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has refuted the circulating reports regarding a global internet service disruption in the coming days.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Digital Government in the UAE have officially clarified on the “Ex” platform that there is no validity to the news of an anticipated worldwide internet outage on October 11.
They have advised citizens to rely on official sources for information to avoid unwarranted concerns.