Twitch and Reddit Not Working, Big World Internet Problems - Updated

Twitch and Reddit Not Working, Big World Internet Problems - Updated

Twitch and Reddit Not Working

Update: Fastly has identified the cause of the problem, according to official communications from the service. An adjustment has been made and the various sites linked to the company's services should start working progressively again without a problem.

As of this writing, Twitch and Reddit are not working. The video streaming service is currently down, as you can verify by simply trying to reach the site. The same is true for Reddit and other sites around the world, such as UK government sites.

Trying to log in gets blocked with a simple message: "connection failure". The Twitch Support Twitter account reports that the team is aware of the issue and is investigating.

The Verge newspaper is also offline, as indicated on Twitter. In addition, the sites of newspapers such as New York Times, Financial Times, Spectator, Guardian and television networks such as Cnn Spectator are also offline. Even Twitter, in reality, seems to have some problems (for this reason we cannot share in the tweet news).

Fastly Status, a popular CDN provider, appears to be the cause: it appears that a glitch is to blame, according to the Financial Times product manager. Fastly's page states, "We are currently investigating the potential performance impact with our CDN services"; in addition, the site also allows us to see which servers in the various regions of the world are having problems. Problems are currently reported in Ashburn, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, but also in Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.

We will update you on what we know.

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The Internet Is Broken - Is Twitch, Reddit, and Amazon Down?

The world has awoken to absolute chaos as it appears that large parts of the internet are currently offline. Thankfully, only certain websites are being affected by the ongoing outage, so is Twitch, Reddit, and your other favourite websites down?

Although this outage appears to only be affecting certain websites, unfortunately, these are some of the biggest sites in the world. Here’s which websites have been affected by the outage.

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    Worldwide Internet Outage

    On June 8, 2021, the Internet appears to have broken itself. Various sites around the world have been affected, most importantly are government run websites.

    When users attempt to access the website affected by the outage, they are likely to be greeted with an ‘Error 503’ message.

    According to Sky News, the global online content delivery network (CDN) is a US-based firm currently investigating the situation.

    According to the US firm and Sky News, they are “currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services”.

    So, which of your favourite sites have been affected by the outage?

    Is Twitch, Reddit, and Amazon Down?

    As of writing, Twitch is currently down for many users across the world. Although some users are reporting the website to be working, it appears to be with limited functionality.

    For many, however, trying to access Twitch is greeting users with an ‘Error 503’ message or “Fastly error: unknown domain:”.

    The same goes for websites such as Reddit and Amazon, although they may be accessible to some users around the world, it appears to be rather glitchy and unstable.

    If you are able to access these websites, you’re one of the lucky ones!

    When Will They Be Back Online?

    Unfortunately, there’s no telling when your favourite websites such as Twitch and Reddit will be fully operational again. As this appears to be a rather large issue, it may take some time.

    However, we can’t imagine the internet to be offline for an extended period of time. I mean, what would we do? Read a book?

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    Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He’s a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!