On 16.04 with Firefox, whenever I try to go to askubuntu.com, I'm redirected to google.com ! This is true if I type the address in the url or if I click on the askubuntu logo on this site.
Notice that going to a specific question works...
Is there an ongoing problem on the site, or is the problem on my side ?
[EDIT] So, this is a firefox specific problem, as things work fine in Ubuntu Browser. I tried a new profile (firefox -P) and things work here too. So this is a profile specific problem. I've tried to find the core cause, and after googling a bit, I found this question https://superuser.com/questions/467999/clear-301-redirect-cache-in-firefox
So I cleared askubuntu.com history (forget about this site) and the redirection is gone... I still don't know how it first came, but now I know about the http 301 answer :-)
firefox -pin a terminal and select new profile to launch) and see if the problem persists. BTW, I think this is a meta question.