Internet outage affects worldwide news sites

Content delivery network Fastly reported an outage Tuesday that affected apps and websites worldwide. Among those affected were CNN, the New York Times, Twitch, Reddit, Target, Amazon and even the UK government website among others.

Sites were down for about an hour because of a “Global Content Delivery Network Disruption” according to the website. Most sites started coming back online at seven o’clock EST Tuesday morning.

”Fastly’s network has built-in redundancies and automatic failover routing to ensure optimal performance and uptime,” their communication site reads. But, even though the issue is resolved, Fastly warned their clients of “increased origin load and lower Cache Hit Ratio.” Which means sites might still be loading slower and see fewer site visits.

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