Major media websites and vast parts of the internet go down

A huge outage has caused major websites operated by the news outlets including the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Verge, and Bloomberg News have gone down.

Separately, popular websites like Amazon, Reddit, and Twitch have also been affected.

The outages seem to have begun around 5:30 AM ET according to reports from DownDetector.com and Twitter.