Reddit went down for thousands of users on Thursday morning

  • Reddit stopped working for thousands of users on Thursday morning, based on reports from and social media.
  • While a handful of people began reporting issues around 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, thousands of reports started coming in at about 9 a.m. ET.
  • Reddit fully restored its services at about 11 a.m. ET after reporting a major outage for the desktop site.
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Reddit, the popular message board discussion site, stopped working for thousands of users on Thursday morning. Redditors reported issues via website outage monitor and social media.

Some users received an error message that said “Our CDN was unable to reach our servers,” but for others the site failed to load and displayed a 503 gateway error. About 80 people began reporting issues with Reddit to Downdetector as early as 3:54 a.m. ET, but that number spiked to more than 3,000 reports by 9 a.m. ET. Based on Downdetector’s map, most users were reporting errors from the Europe and the east coast of North America.

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Reddit’s status page showed a spike in the error rate around 9 a.m. as well, and later displayed a major outage for the desktop website. By 11 a.m., the site was fully restored and operational.

Reddit did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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