Huge internet outage hits the globe, many of world’s biggest websites go down


A number of leading websites including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch are currently not working.

According to the BBC, the UK government website – gov.uk – is also down as is parts of the BBC and a host of other media outlets.

Affected websites displayed the message: “Error 503 Service Unavailable”.

Early reports suggested it could be related to Fastly, a cloud computing provider, which underpins a lot of major websites.

Fastly said it was investigating problems with its content delivery network.

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