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    Many of the World’s Most Popular Websites Go Down – Gov.UK, CNN, NY Times, BBC & Others

    This is a breaking story and we will continue to update as information becomes available.

    By The Staff - Jun 8, 2021
    Many of the World’s Most Popular Websites Go Down – Gov.UK, CNN, NY Times, BBC & Others

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    Many of the world’s largest websites went down around 6:00 am eastern standard time. Sites including Gov.Uk, CNN, The New York Times, The BBC, Amazon, The Financial Times, and a host of others all briefly showed “Error 503 Service Unavailable.”

    Users on social media started posting about it within the hour.

    According to The Independent, which says it has also been affected, “Large swathes of the internet broke after an apparent problem with the infrastructure underpinning many of the world’s biggest websites.”

    They went on to add that the “issues appeared to be the result of a problem with Fastly, a cloud computing company that provides key services to many websites.”


    UPDATE: According to a statement from Fastly cloud service, “The issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.”

    We will continue to update this breaking story as new information becomes available.

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