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YouTube Is Down Globally

• Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden

Youtube, YouTube TV, and YouTube Music services are all currently offline, according to @TeamYoutube...

While YouTube did not detail how widespread the outages with its services are, DownDetector suggests that the outage appears to be global...

Source: DownDetector

And across the US...

Source: DownDetector

This outage comes just a day after most of the world's Internet users lost access to YouTube for several hours Sunday after an attempt by Pakistan's government to block access domestically affected other countries.

As ABC News reports, an Internet expert explained that Sunday's problems arose when a Pakistani telecommunications company accidentally identified itself to Internet computers as the world's fastest route to YouTube. But instead of serving up videos of skateboarding dogs, it sent the traffic into oblivion.

On Friday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ordered 70 Internet service providers to block access to, because of anti-Islamic movies on the video-sharing site, which is owned by Google.

The authority did not specify what the offensive material was, but a PTA official said the ban concerned a trailer for an upcoming film by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who has said he plans to release a movie portraying Islam as fascist and prone to inciting violence against women and homosexuals.

The block was intended to cover only Pakistan, but extended to about two-thirds of the global Internet population, starting at 1:47 p.m. ET Sunday, according to Renesys Corp., a Manchester, N.H., firm that keeps track of the pathways of the Internet for telecommunications companies and other clients.

With nothing to watch, Social media has erupted - demanding that it is fixed...

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