Reddit Outage: Site Experienced Widespread Technical Problems for About an Hour

UPDATED: Reddit, the popular internet discussion site, encountered broad technical issues Tuesday, as thousands of users worldwide reported problems accessing pages for about an hour.

Problem reports for Reddit began to spike just before 2 p.m. ET, according to uptime-tracking service DownDetector.com. More than 40,000 users in the U.S. alone had submitted error reports to DownDetector. Users in other countries, including Canada, the U.K., Australia, Germany, Sweden and Japan, also were reporting technical problems. By 3 p.m. ET, user problem reports had mostly subsided.

Earlier, error messages on reddit.com told visitors, “Sorry, we couldn’t load posts for this page.” The site’s search function was not working, either. While some users

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