Yesterday, on Tuesday, a global internet outage resulted in many top streaming and news websites like Guardian, New York Times, Reddit, etc. going down. However, the issues have been resolved and these websites are restored and seemed to be coming back up.
The reports say that the global internet outage caused due to a glitch at US-based cloud service company Fastly. Earlier, the British newspaper Guardian said its app and website were affected by the wider internet outage.
The Guardian’s website and app are currently being affected by a wider internet outage and will be back as soon as possible
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 8, 2021
Apart from Guardian, Amazon Inc’s also seemed to be down. Additionally, the UK’s main gov.UK website was also down, says The United Kingdom’s attorney general. The affected websites showed a “service unavailable” error message.
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Fastly said “the issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.” As per the company’s website, earlier, most of Fastly’s coverage areas were facing “Degraded Performance”.
Meanwhile, Twitter users took the outage as an opportunity to share jokes and memes on the micro-blogging website.
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