Someone literally broke the internet

Someone literally broke the internet

So, the internet is kinda broken.

Many of the world’s biggest websites including Reddit, Amazon, Twitch, CNN, The New York Times, BBC, PayPal, HBO Max, Hulu, PayPal, even the UK government’s website appeared to be experiencing outages on Tuesday morning at around 10:50 a.m. BST / 5:50 a.m. ET.

Users started reporting website issues across numerous platforms on Downdetector simultaneously.

Aaaand everyone's down.

Aaaand everyone’s down.

Image: screenshot: downdetector

The problem is reportedly arising from performance issues with Fastly, an American cloud computing services provider. In a service status update at 10:58 a.m. BST, the company said, “We’re currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services.” At 11:57 a.m. BST, Fastly reported, “The issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.” Read more…

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