Amazon, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify and HMRC websites go DOWN in huge internet outage

MAJOR websites including Amazon, Twitter, Reddit and Spotify have gone down in a mass internet outage.

Problems began around 10:30am BST (5:30am ET) on Tuesday, according to online outage tracker DownDetector.

Amazon and other websites are down for thousands of usersCredit: Getty – Contributor

The New York Times, Guardian, Bloomberg and even HMRC websites have also been struck by outages.

Visitors to affected sites are met with a “503 error” message, and are unable load the page.

Independent outage tracker DownDetector says that tens of thousands of people worldwide have reported issues with various web pages.

It’s unclear what’s causing the outage, though it’s suspected that the fault lies with Fastly.

Reddit, Twitch, Amazon, AWS, Spotify and half of major internet web sites are down, and Everyone is rushing to Twitter to check if it’s true.

Twitter rn:

— SVM (@ShivamChatak) June 8, 2021

The data centre provider crashed earlier this morning.

On its website, Fastly says that it’s currently investigating the issue, which it calls a “global disruption”.

The San Francisco-based company gave no indication as to when it expected its services to be fully restored.

The Sun has reached out to Fastly for comment.

Internet is down. huge web outage going on right now.

Reddit is Down
Twitch is Down
Amazon is Down.
and many others.


— SVM (@ShivamChatak) June 8, 2021

If you’re curious, every website/service that is down at this moment is sitting on AWS (Amazon Web Service). Twitter moved to Google Cloud Services a while ago so you can read this.
That’s why even the emoji are broken.

— Adilson?? (@AdiBacelar) June 8, 2021

Others have suggested on social media that the outages may be the result of problems at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is a cloud computing platform that powers many of the world’s most popular websites, including Amazon.

The Sun has reached out to Amazon for comment.

The disruption has hit hundreds of major websites, including Twitch, Pinterest, eBay, PayPal and the FT.

Visitors to the affected sites took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

More to follow…

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