Social networks and news sites are hit by interruptions – 06/08/2021 – Market

Multiple internet outages hit social networks and news sites around the world on Tuesday (8), with reports pointing to a problem with the US-based cloud computing service Fastly.

Nearly 21,000 Reddit users reported problems with the social networking platform, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, according to Internet outage monitoring site Downdetector.com.

Twitch, which belongs to Amazon, was also recording an outage, according to Downdetector.

Sites operated by press outlets such as the Financial Times, The Guardian, The New York Times and Bloomberg News were also facing problems.

Websites of official institutions, such as the White House and the British government, also faced instability.

Separately, Amazon.com’s retail site also appeared to be down. Amazon was not immediately available for comment.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the issue affecting the sites.

Fastly said it is investigating “the potential impact to the performance of our service,” according to the company’s website.

According to the company’s website, most of Fastly’s coverage areas were experiencing “degraded performance.”

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