This article was published on June 8, 2021

Basically all news sites are down — so we want to hog their traffic

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Basically all news sites are down — so we want to hog their traffic
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Update: Some of these sites are now accessible again. On its status page, Fastly said “The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.”

A bunch of websites are unaccessible right now, including Reddit, Twitch, Amazon UK, and Paypal. All of these sites are showing some kind of connection failure.

Basically, half of the internet is down. But thankfully, our site is up (jinx)

 

Down Detector, a website that tracks outages tells me that Twitter, CNN, NYT, Twitter, Hulu, and Target websites are also down.

The product manager at the Financial Times noted that, Fastly, a CDN provider, is having a massive outage. We’ll keep an eye on for more details.

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