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Massive internet outage hits websites including Reddit, Amazon

FILE: Amazon Logo. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

A massive internet outage left multiple websites, including Amazon, Reddit and the New York Times, temporarily offline Tuesday morning, after services from U.S.-based cloud company Fastly went down.

Fastly, one of the world’s most widely-used cloud-based content delivery network providers, said, “a fix was applied at 10:36 UTC. Customers may continue to experience decreased cache hit ratio and increased origin load as global services return.”

The company said in an emailed statement that it was a “technical issue” and “not related to a cyber attack.”

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Several of the websites that had been down, such as Reddit, Paypal, Spotify, the BBC and the New York Times, are up and running again.

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The company, which went public in 2019, helps websites move content using less-congested routes, enabling them to reach consumers faster.

Nearly 21,000 Reddit users reported issues with the social media platform, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.com.

Amazon’s Twitch was also experiencing an outage, according to Downdetector’s website.

— with files from Reuters and the Associated Press

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