Dozens of major websites — including The New York Times, CNN, Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, GitHub, gov.uk, Hulu, HBO Max, PayPal, Vimeo, Shopify — were down Tuesday morning during an apparent massive internet outage.
What's happening: The cause of the outage was not immediately clear. Fastly, a popular content delivery network (CDN), confirmed it was experiencing an outage on its website, TechCrunch notes.
- Fastly helps websites with significant amounts of traffic distribute user flow across many smaller, distributed networks.
- When a CDN goes down, it often takes many sites with it, but it's usually not too hard to fix.
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Screenshot of Fastly website at 6:44 am ET.
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