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Reddit is back after a widespread outage

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Reddit stopped working for most users this afternoon. For nearly an hour, the site didn’t load and displayed an error message reading, “Oops, something went wrong, please try again later.”

At 12:52PM ET, the platform made an update on its status page, saying, “An issue with a Reddit backend has impacted many users on our site.” The site later said it had “identified the issue” and is “remediating it.” The outage appears to have started around 12:45PM ET, with Downdetector recording a massive spike of outage reports at that time.

Screenshot by Emma Roth / The Verge

Reddit seems to have dealt with issues earlier today as well. Its status page says it resolved another issue at around 12PM ET. Now that Reddit’s back…

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