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A string of major news websites were affected on Thursday afternoon by an outage on content delivery network Fastly.

The outage occurred around 3.45 and affected news organisations including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Guardian, BBC, The Australian Financial Review, The New York Times and 10 Daily.

It appeared to be limited to Sydney and Perth and lasted for around half an hour.

The Fastly outage affected news organisations. Credit:Simon Schluter

Fastly is a content delivery network which makes it more efficient for websites to get their content out to a large amount of people by caching it in various locations.

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The outage was first acknowledged by Fastly in its status dashboard which showed an issue at 3.45pm, with degraded performance at its Perth and Sydney data centres.

At around 4.30pm on Thursday Fastly advised a fix had been implemented.

Fastly has been contacted for comment.

Cara is the small business editor for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald based in Melbourne

Tim is the editor of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald technology sections.

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