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Thousands of websites around the world, from Amazon to Kickstarter, from the Guardian to the Financial Times, are inaccessible. When attempting to load the homepage, error 503 appears, indicating that the server is unable to provide the requested content, due to failure or overload. On Twitter, some users point the finger at a possible malfunction of Shopify’s widespread Content Delivery Network. The reason for the inaccessibility would be due to a technical problem with Fastly’s cloud systems and Amazon Web Service.
Non-accessible sites include Reddit, Twitch, Pinterest, Spotify, Github, StackOverflow, Quora, Cnn, Bbc, and New York Times.
Judging from the list, Fastly’s Content Delivery Network platform, whose homepage is inaccessible, appears to be non-functional.
No problem, however, for the social networks Facebook and Twitter.
Among the media, the sites of the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Reuters and Bloomberg, among others, are functional.