Reddit seems to be back after crashing as GME soared

Reddit seems to be back after crashing as GME soared


Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Reddit seems to be recovering after what its status page called a “major outage”. For about an hour, users who tried to load the site as it was down were met with a blank white page.

The site seems to have gone down after GameStop stockshot up 100 percent in late hours of trading on Wednesday. One of Reddit’s most controversial communities, r/WallStreetBets, has championed the stock and was intensely active after the surge. At the moment, it’s unclear if the two are related, but the subreddit seemed to be getting a lot of heavy traffic right before Reddit began crashing.

Screenshot: The Verge

Beautiful, minimalistic design.

As of 5PM ET, the site seems to be reliably accessible, if a bit slow to respond. D…

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