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Reddit and global news sites including FT, New York Times and Bloomberg experience outage

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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.

Fastly operates a content delivery (or distribution) network. This is a network of servers and data centers around the world that enables the transfer of assets needed for loading internet content like HTML pages, javascript files, images, and videos.

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.