Reports Of Widespread Outage At A Cloud Services Company Affects Major News Publications

Amazon.com Inc's retail website was also down.


Several prominent international media news websites, social media, government including The Guardian, CNN and The New York Times and a few across global on Tuesday morning reported facing a global outage with sites displaying error messages. Some reports naming a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the issue affecting these sites. 

According to the Fastly website, it said it was investigating "the potential impact to performance with our CDN services.”

Most areas under Fastly’s coverage are facing "Degraded Performance", the website showed.

Amazon.com Inc's retail website was also down. 

Reportedly, nearly all major international media sites are unavailable. 

"We are busy fixing the website. Please try again soon," The New Yorker site stated. 

Other outlet sites simply showed an error message while British Guardian newspaper said that its website and app were hit by a massive internet blackout.

Around 21,000 Reddit users reported that they were facing problems with their social media platform. On the other hand, 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, stated the outage monitoring website Downdetector.com.

Amazon’s Twitch has also gone through an internet interruption. 

Few other British news media sites were also not loading, while various websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, Bloomberg News were also down. The UK government’s main website was also inaccessible.

The website of The White House also had an error message but was visible again. 

 

 



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