Major outages hit multiple news and social media websites across globe

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Multiple outages hit websites across the globe on Tuesday morning, affecting news websites and social media platforms.

Leading websites operated by news outlets including The Irish Times, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times and Bloomberg News were down.

Separately, Amazon. com Inc’s retail website also seemed to face an outage. The UK government website — gov.uk — was also not working, giving the error message “Error 503 Service Unavailable”.