Why is Reddit down?

MAJOR websites including Amazon, Twitter, Reddit and Spotify have gone down in a mass internet outage.

Problems began around 10:30am BST (5:30am ET) on Tuesday, according to online outage tracker DownDetector.

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Why is Reddit down?

Independent outage tracker DownDetector says that tens of thousands of people worldwide have reported issues with Reddit.

It's unclear what's causing the outage, though it's suspected that the fault lies with Fastly.

Visitors to affected sites are met with a "503 error" message, and are unable load the page.

The data centre provider crashed earlier this morning.

On its website, Fastly says that it's currently investigating the issue, which it calls a "global disruption".

The San Francisco-based company gave no indication as to when it expected its services to be fully restored.

Others have suggested on social media that the outages may be the result of problems at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS is a cloud computing platform that powers many of the world's most popular websites, including Amazon.

According to DownDetector, Amazon Web Services has also been hit by an outage this morning.

How to check if Reddit is down?

Internet users can check the Down Detector website to find out if Reddit is down.

According to the website, 13,878 users reported issues with Reddit at around 11am this morning.

The most reported problems were with the website (65 per cent), while 32 per cent had issues with the app.

Has Reddit been down before?

According to Down Detector, Reddit users last experienced major issues around a month ago.

Comments on the site from users say they were receiving a message saying "Server error, tap to retry".

Some speculated the website being down last month was due to an overload of searches for cryptocurrency.

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