Fact-checking website crashes during Trump's first State of the Union

Fact-checking Trump's SOTU claims
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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address proved too much for non-partisan fact-checking site PolitiFact Tuesday night. The website saw its servers crash for six minutes during the President's speech.

"Welp ... our website just crashed. Thanks for reading ?!!? We'll keep things up here on Twitter while we see what happened," the website tweeted, citing high web traffic numbers.
The site, which is run from a reporting team at the Florida-based Tampa Bay Times and owned by the non-profit Poynter Institute, crashed at 9:49 p.m. ET, about halfway through Trump's 80-minute long speech.
The lag was a relatively minor one, with the website tweeting out "we're back up" just five minutes later.
    Going into Tuesday night's speech, PolitiFact had labeled 69% of Trump's public remarks as ranging from "Mostly False" to "Pants on Fire" wrong.
    The State of the Union address earned Trump marks ranging from "Mostly True" to "Pants on Fire."