Broken websites make the news

Central Station | 9 Jun 2021

Government, news and social media websites across the globe were coming back online yesterday after being hit by a widespread outage linked to US-based cloud company Fastly Inc.

High-traffic sites including Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify, Al Jazeera Media Network and the New York Times were all listed as experiencing problems by outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

But they appeared to be coming back up after outages that ranged from a few minutes to an hour.

Fastly, one of the world's most widely used cloud-based content providers, said: "The issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return."

The British attorney general earlier tweeted that the country's main gov.uk website was down, providing an e-mail for queries.



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