Government, social media and news sites around the world return to normal operations on Tuesday, 8 July, following a general outage involving Fastly, a cloud company based in the United States. High traffic sites, including Reddit, Amazon CNN, PayPal, Spotify and Newspaper the new York Times, has been listed as a problem by the interrupt tracking website Downdetector.com. Sites operated by news outlets such as Financial Times, The Guardian I bloomberg news They also faced interruptions, which ranged from a few minutes to almost an hour.
Increasingly, one of the world’s most widely used cloud-based content delivery network providers said, “The problem has been identified and a solution has been implemented. As global services return to customers.” May experience an increase in source load.” The company, which went public in 2019, helps websites move content on less congested routes, allowing them to reach consumers faster.
The UK Attorney General posted on Twitter that the country’s main website – gov.uk – was down, providing an email for questions. Error messages on various websites pointed to problems with Fastly. News editors devised creative solutions to report widespread blockages when their sites weren’t loading.
Popular tech site Verge used Google Docs to report news, while the newspaper had a UK technical editor Guardian Started a Twitter thread to report the issues. According to Downdetector.com, about 21,000 Reddit users reported problems with the social media platform, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon.