Multiple media, gov't websites down due to internet outage

2021-06-08 12:05:48 GMT2021-06-08 20:05:48(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (Xinhua) -- A number of media outlets and government websites across the globe were temporarily down on Tuesday morning because of a widespread internet outage at a U.S. cloud computing service company.

Dozens of media websites including the New York Times, Financial Times, the Guardian, CNN, and the British government's home page were not available at about 1000 GMT.

Fastly, a San Francisco-based cloud service provider, acknowledged a problem minutes before 1000 GMT, saying the company is "investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services."

About an hour later, the company said the issue "has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return."

Many of the websites were back online at around 1100 GMT. Enditem