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Reddit is ‘slowly’ coming back online—but it’s not out of the woods yet

In this photo illustration, a woman’s silhouette holds a smartphone with the Reddit logo displayed.
In this photo illustration, a woman's silhouette holds a smartphone with the Reddit logo displayed on the screen and in the background. | Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

After Reddit users took to Twitter this afternoon to complain that Reddit was down for hours, the San Francisco-based web forum company announced a little after 4 p.m. that it had implemented a fix and was "slowly" coming back online.

'We're Not Yet out of the Woods'

Reddit confirmed in a tweet posted earlier this afternoon that the site was down due to an "internal systems issue" and had identified a fix, "which may take some time to implement."

After the website was slowly resuscitated back to life this afternoon, Reddit's mobile app remained incapacitated and visits to its website on a mobile device also yielded error messages. The company said this afternoon that it was "slowly allowing things to ramp back up" and "we're not yet out of the woods."

The real-time problem and outage monitoring website Downdetector noted that reports of a Reddit outage began around 11:30 a.m. today.

A screenshot of the Reddit website down on March 14, 2023 | The Standard Staff

Reddit did not respond to The Standard's request for a comment on the outage or when the website would be fully restored across platforms and devices, but a tweet from Reddit promised that the site would be "up and running again soon."

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