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    Some other British news media and the UK government website gov.uk have also experienced technical problems because of the outage.

    The Guardian, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Bloomberg News said on Tuesday that their websites were affected by a wide internet outage.

    Internet users around the world have been experiencing problems getting access on Tuesday to YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, Twitch and Amazon, according to Downdetector, a popular portal that tracks website outages and crashes.

    ​The outage monitoring service issued dozens of similar messages regarding other services. 

    ​According to the Guardian's technology editor, Alex Hern, the outage may be blamed on a glitch at US-based cloud computing service provider Fastly.

    ​Hern said that the BBC has already restored its services by switching to another content delivery network

    Fastly said the glitch has been identified and the repair is underway.

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