Reddit users report outages in US, Canada

Reddit users report outages in US, Canada
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Reddit users reported outages in the U.S. and Canada for a short time on Saturday, Reuters reported, citing outage monitor Downdetector.

A map on the Downdetector website showed customers reporting issues logging in to Reddit and sending messages, according to Reuters. Regions such as New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., were affected, as was Toronto.

As of Saturday afternoon, Downdetector reported no problems with Reddit. Reddit’s operational page also showed no issues.

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A spokesperson for Reddit told Reuters, “We did have some issues with higher error rates this week. ... It meant slower load times for some users but we were never hard down.”

The statement also said it wasn’t tracking any issues Saturday. 

Reddit didn’t immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

Reddit made headlines this week after users on the forum r/WallStreetBets drove up stock values of several companies such as GameStop and Nokia that were shorted by hedge funds. 

The move shook up Wall Street, and the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that it was probing whether market manipulation caused the recent surges.