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YouTube back after global outage

YouTube is back online after experiencing technical difficulties, with videos on the site not playing for users around the world.A spike in reports of problems on the website began flooding in at around 10.45am AEDT, with thousands of reports being collated by the website status monitor DownDetector.YouTube confirmed the issue and said it was working…

YouTube is back online after experiencing technical difficulties, with videos on the site not playing for users around the world.

A spike in reports of problems on the website began flooding in at around 10.45am AEDT, with thousands of reports being collated by the website status monitor DownDetector.

YouTube confirmed the issue and said it was working to fix it.

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By 12.50pm a test by news.com.au found the site was again able to load and play videos.

At around 1.15pm the company confirmed it was back online.

“How many people do y’all think called the local police because YouTube is down?” One complainant on DownDetector asked.

While it’s unlikely anyone actually called the police, YouTube users have been complaining on Twitter.

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