Massive web outage causes Reddit, Twitch and other major sites to be offline for an hour

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There was a massive global web outage this morning, shutting down popular sites including Amazon, Twitch, and Reddit. The outages began around 5:30 a.m. ET, affecting a large number of sites. The Fastly content delivery network (CDN) was the source of the problems, which lasted for more than an hour.

Major news sites like CNN, The New York Times, the guard, and the Financial times were also affected. The edge was also offline for over an hour, forcing us to go to Google Docs to share the news of the outage with readers.

The problems also hit UK government websites, so UK citizens were unable to renew passports, apply for tax credits or get driving licenses during the outage.

Fastly did not fully respond to the issues other than a error message on the company status page. “The issue has been identified and a fix is ​​being implemented,” Fastly said at 6:44 a.m. ET.