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News sites mysteriously down

A number of major news websites went down for readers in two of Australia’s biggest cities Thursday afternoon.Sydney and Perth visitors to websites for Nine-owned newspapers, Channel 10’s soon to be shuttered 10 Daily, The Guardian, and The New York Times have been greeted with error messages when trying to load sites this afternoon.The error…

A number of major news websites went down for readers in two of Australia’s biggest cities Thursday afternoon.

Sydney and Perth visitors to websites for Nine-owned newspapers, Channel 10’s soon to be shuttered 10 Daily, The Guardian, and The New York Times have been greeted with error messages when trying to load sites this afternoon.

The error messages appear to be the result of an as-yet unsolved outage for the company many local and international news outlets rely on to deliver their content.

Content delivery network provider Fastly reported “degraded performance” on its servers in Sydney and Perth according to its website.

As of around 4.42pm AEST Fastly said it had implemented a fix and was monitoring for any further issues.

The ABC and News Corp (publisher of this website) so far appear unaffected and are understood to rely on a different provider.

A content delivery network is a group of servers within a geographical location that are co-ordinated to load web pages as quickly as possible.

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