Introduction - a friend asked me on chat if [a large, well known website] is down. I replied after 10 minutes that it was working for me. He replied that it was down during that time. Then I stated that we can check tomorrow news.
My first instinctive sentence was:
If it's in the news, it means it was down
After thinking about it I am not sure if it is fully correct. Most mixed conditionals I found on the internet concerned unreal ones.
I guess that proper way might be with future perfect:
If it's in the news, it means it will have been down
But it does not 'sound right' and I have a 'feeling' the original one is correct (then again - I'm not a native speaker) as the ending is too close to 3rd conditional. How to express it properly?