Cofounder and executive chair of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian.
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Reddit and global news websites including the FT, New York Times and Bloomberg are experiencing an outage, with some users unable to access the sites.
Some visitors to the websites in both the U.K. and U.S. received the error message: “Error 503 Service Unavailable.”
The U.K. government website, gov.uk, is also affected.
U.S. cloud computing services provider Fastly is currently experiencing a technical issue.
In an update at 5:58 a.m. ET the firm said on its website that it was investigating the issue. It has provided several updates since saying it is continuing to investigate.
Matt Taylor, a product manager at the FT, wrote on Twitter: “Fastly, the CDN provider, is having a massive outage, resulting in Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit, The Guardian, and the FT returning 503 errors.”
This is a developing news story.