Massive Outage Takes Major News Sites Offline

Websites from around the world, including Amazon and the United Kingdom’s government page, were temporarily shut down during a massive outage on Tuesday, according to NBC News

Fastly, an American cloud computing services provider, said it began investigating the issue about 5:58 a.m. ET on its status page. The company, which provides content delivery services to many websites, provided an update an hour later.

“A fix has been applied,” Fastly said. “Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.”

It was not made immediately clear what caused the massive outage.

Multiple news outlets were taken offline, including BBC, Bloomberg News, CNN, The New York Times, and The Verge. 

“Vast chunks of the internet are offline, including The Verge,” technology news website said. “Until we’re back, we’re reporting to you live out of Google Docs.”

Several websites, including The New York Times, CNN and The Guardian, appeared to return online about an hour after they were temporarily disabled.


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