Updated June 8, 2021: Fastly's status page now states "The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented." This appears to have fixed the issues. The original article follows.
What you need to know
- Many of the biggest websites in the world are down for many right now.
- Reddit, Amazon, Spotify, and Twitter are just some of the websites experiencing outages.
- This is a developing story, so we'll add more details as they come in.
Amazon, Reddit, Twitter, Spotify, and several of the world's most popular websites are experiencing outages right now. According to Downdetector, the outages started to spike around 5:30 AM ET. CDN provider Fastly has an outage right now, which appears to be the cause of the outages. Fastly's status page states that it started investigating an issue around 6:30 AM.
There could be other reasons for the internet being broken, but Fastly is likely at least part of the cause.
The outages have started a chain of memes for those who can still access social media.
The list of affected websites is quite lengthy. Some of the biggest names are:
- Stack Overflow
- All gov.uk websites
- HBO Max
- Sling TV
"#Internetdown" is already trending on Twitter, which is a bit ironic as Twitter is one of the websites that's broken for many at the moment.
This is a developing story, and we'll add more details as they become available.
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