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Developing | Major media websites go down worldwide after brief outage at cloud service company

Multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the globe on Tuesday morning, with reports pointing to a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly.

High traffic websites including Reddit, Amazon, Twitch, CNN, PayPal, Spotify and The New York Times were listed as experiencing problems by outage tracking website Downdetector.com, although several appeared to be coming back up.

The United Kingdom’s attorney general tweeted that the country’s main gov.uk website was down, providing an email for queries.

Fastly, one of the world’s most widely-used content delivery network providers, said “the issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return”.

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