Jun 13, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Media, government websites worldwide hit by outages

Several media, government and social websites like the UK Government, the White House and Reddit suffered temporary outages Tuesday due to a breakdown at the cloud computing service provider Fastly.

Schnell said, “That Problem has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased original load when global services return. “

Access to many sites was restored at 1044 GMT, but others were still affected.

Reports like “Error 503 Service Unavailable” and “Connection Failure” appeared on the websites of CNN, the Financial Times, The Guardian, the French newspaper Le Monde, the Italian Corriere delle Serra and the Spanish daily El Mundo as well as the Social and entertainment site Reddit.

The White House and government websites of gov.uk had an error message but were later available again.

The BBC and New York Times were vo Temporarily inaccessible, but returned later.

A number of websites in the Nordic region were down, including the Swedish news media Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet, the news aggregator site Omni and the site of the Swedish social security service Forsakringskassan .

In Denmark, TV2.dk’s website was also down before returning later.

Down Detector, which specializes in Internet access issues, said the Failures were due to a massive bug in Fastly.

Fastly is a content delivery network that helps websites to reduce loading times and to present their content to users. His clients include Deliveroo, Pinterest and Shazam.