Internet goes down for some of the world's biggest sites including Amazon, UK Government and Reddit
Internet goes down for some of the world's biggest sites including Amazon, UK Government and Reddit

Internet goes down for some of the world’s biggest sites including Amazon, UK Government and Reddit

Some of the biggest internet sites in the world including Amazon, the New York Times and the UK Government have gone offline.

Dozens of huge websites including Amazon, the New York Times, CNN, Reddit, Paypal and more are reporting error messages.

The issue appears to be a problem with cloud-computing company Fastly which provides key services to those websites.

A large number of news outlets have been taken offline including Guardian, New York Times, New Statesman, Financial Times and The Independent.

Other websites including Twitter are still online, but aren’t working fully – for example, emojis won’t load properly.

Not every major internet site has been hit as Facebook is still working for many alongside workplace tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack.

Fastly have said that the issue is with its content delivery network, a series of servers across the world that serve up the content that makes up websites.

Thankfully DubaiLAD is still up, phew!