Media, government websites worldwide hit by outages

Several media, government and social sites such as the UK government, the White House and Reddit suffered temporary outages on June 8 due to a glitch in cloud computing services provider Fastly.

A content delivery network that helps websites speed up loading times and present their content to users, Fastly said “the issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.”

Access to many sites were restored within the day, but others were still affected.

Messages such as “Error 503 Service Unavailable” and “connection failure” appeared on the websites of CNN, the Financial Times, The Guardian, France’s Le Monde newspaper, Italy’s Corriere delle Serra and Spanish daily El Mundo.

The White House and websites had an error message but were available again later.

The BBC and the New York Times were temporarily inaccessible, but also later returned.

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