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Websites of White House, British government hit by global internet outage

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The websites of the White House, the British government and international media were hit by outages on Tuesday morning, with some reports pointing to a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly.

The White House website had an error message but was available again later. The websites remained unavailable at around 1030 GMT.

The BBC and the New York Times were temporarily inaccessible, but also later returned, according to agencies.

Fastly said it was investigating "the potential impact to performance with our CDN services," according to its website.

Most of Fastly's coverage areas were facing "Degraded Performance", the website showed.

Separately, Inc's retail website also seemed to be down. Amazon was not immediately available to comment.

Nearly 21,000 Reddit users reported issues with the social media platform, while more than 2,000 users reported problems with Amazon, according to outage monitoring website

Amazon's Twitch was also experiencing an outage, according to Downdetector's website.

Websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times and Bloomberg News also faced outages.

Messages such as "Error 503 Service Unavailable" and "connection failure" appeared on the websites of CNN, the Financial Times, The Guardian and France's Le Monde newspaper

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