Where Did China's Web Traffic Really Go?

An internet cafe in Shanghai Photograph by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

An Internet outage in China that briefly knocked most of the country offline this week has sparked a hunt for answers. The sleuthing has even led to the American heartland, generating headlines that said most of China’s Web traffic ended up at a house in Cheyenne, Wyo. Were it only that simple. In five questions, we try to clear the air.

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