World media faces sudden websites down
Published: 05:07 PM, 8 June 2021 Updated: 09:22 PM, 8 June 2021
Websites of major media outlets were down for some time on Tuesday afternoon; Photo: Collected
Giant media outlets such as The Guardian, Financial Times, CNN, and Bloomberg News were down across the globe today.
Qatar-based media Al Jazeera reported this on Tuesday afternoon.
Al Jazeera report says its’ media network was also affected at the same time, however, the news agency recovered the affected site.
Besides, France’s Le Monde started showing error messages on its websites at around 4:00 pm BD time.
Amazon.com Inc’s retail website also seemed to face an outage, however, the company did not make any immediate comment.
British media outlet the Guardian said its website and app were being affected. Sites of some other British news media were also not immediately loading. The UK government’s main website too was “unavailable”.
The BBC and The New York Times were temporarily inaccessible but later returned.
Messages such as “Error 503 Service Unavailable” and “connection failure” appeared.
The issue affecting the websites down was not immediately clear.
San Francisco-based cloud service Fastly acknowledged a problem just before 4:00 pm BD time. The company said they are “investigating the issue”.
Source: Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN