White Ribbon On Google.com Crashes UN Women Website [Update: 1M Uniques By 11 AM ET]

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Google has at least partially crashed the website unwomen.org today by placing a link to it on the front page of Google.com. The search giant is commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on its homepage, as well as on the new tab page in the Google Chrome web browser. But the page in receipt of all the clicks is struggling to stay online.

Unlike with its other efforts that send web searchers to timely content relating to holidays or various special occasions, Google did not create a customized Google logo doodle for the day in question. Instead, an image of a white ribbon appears beneath the search box on Google.com, and, for Google Chrome users, it appears below both the Google search box and the website thumbnails of your most recently visited pages on Chrome.

The unwomen.org page is not entirely down, however. In some…

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