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A Lot Of The Internet Went Down This Morning

Amazon, Reddit, and many news websites went missing for at least an hour.

Posted on June 8, 2021, at 7:22 a.m. ET

Huge swathes of the internet went offline for people around the world early Tuesday morning. The outage lasted at least an hour.

Thousands of people were unable to access major websites including Amazon, Twitch, Pinterest, and Reddit, as well as news sites like BuzzFeed News, the New York Times, CNN, BBC News, Vice, and the Verge among others.

Twitter: @matthewchampion

Early reports and tweets suggested that a glitch at Fastly, an internet content delivery network service, was responsible for the outage. Many websites use services like Fastly to speed up load times for people around the world. Such services are considered key parts of internet infrastructure.

Fastly, the CDN provider, is having a massive outage, resulting in Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit, The Guardian, and the FT returning 503 errors. https://t.co/parKGKwrSU

Twitter: @MattieTK

Fastly hasn’t commented on the outage directly, but a monitoring page on its website showed that the company had identified and fixed an issue. “Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return,” Fastly’s website said.

Fastly’s page also showed that the outage was global.

Twitter: @shonaghosh

Fastly issued an update at 7:09 a.m. ET promising that its "global network is coming back online."

We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our POPs globally and have disabled that configuration. Our global network is coming back online. Continued status is available at https://t.co/RIQWX0LWwl

Twitter: @fastly


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