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YouTube appears to be down for thousands of users across the globe
YouTube is suffering a serious outage – with thousands reporting issues with the Google-owned video service.
YouTube users have been confronted with error messages as they tried to login, upload or watch content on the hugely-popular video platform.
Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows a flurry of complaints worldwide.
According to Down Detector, the regions most affected by the ongoing issues with YouTube appear to be the UK, USA, Australia and Japan.
Earlier today, YouTube went down for more than an hour in the United States – with thousands complaining about the downtime.
Down Detector recorded more than 3,100 complaints each minute at the peak of the outage at 4am GMT.
The independent site is tracking a similar number of complaints from YouTube users in the latest outage.
Independent site Down Detector has reported two outages for YouTube in the last 24 hours
Japan, Australia, UK and USA appear to be the worse hit in the latest outage
It’s unclear whether the two outages – only a few hours apart from one another – are related.
According to the latest data gathered by Down Detector, some 54 per cent of users are having trouble watching videos.
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Around 34 per cent of YouTube users have been left unable to access the website, while another 10 per cent cannot upload video to the platform.
Thousands of YouTube users have taken to social media to complain about the latest issues with the video platform.
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This is the error message YouTube users are seeing when they try to access the site
A number of Twitter users have shared a screenshot of the error message that confronts those who try to load YouTube at the moment.
“500 Internal Server Error,” it reads “Sorry, something went wrong.
“A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with the situation.
“If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frightenn them).”
Hmmm…well this isn't fun. My YouTube channel just disappeared.
— SORELLE AMORE (@SorelleAmore) July 17, 2017
One Twitter user posted: “YouTube is down? How does that even happen.
“Subscriptions won't load and Roku won't even sign in. *resists using light switch rave gif*”
Another added: “When you're a YouTuber and this happens. Yep. Story of my life. #YouTubeDOWN”
“Hmmm…well this isn't fun. My YouTube channel just disappeared.” one YouTube user shared.
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