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Amazon Web Services went down and took much of the internet with it – TechCrunch

Users are reporting a widespread outage of Amazon Web Services, shutting down websites and backend services for organizations like the Associated Press, Disney+, and Vice. Details about the outage are scarce.

The AWS status page reported increased error rates for its management console on Tuesday morning.

“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 region,” the page says. “We have identified the root cause and are actively working on recovery. This issue affects the Global Console home page, which is also hosted in US-EAST-1. »

AWS went down in June, taking down sites like Twitch, Reddit, Twitter, Hulu, HBO Max, Shopify and Amazon itself. This issue was resolved the same day. AWS also suffered outages before this year.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.