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Reddit back up after brief outage affected thousands globally

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(Reuters) -Reddit said on Thursday it has fixed an issue that had left tens of thousands of users across the globe without access to the social media platform for more than half an hour.

The company has deployed a fix and the platform is up and running again, it said in an update on its status page.

The outage began around 12:30 p.m. ET and had affected nearly 70,000 users in the United States at its peak, according to Downdetector.com, which tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including users.

Reddit users in other countries including the UK and India were also impacted, the Downdetector website showed.

(Reporting by Juby Babu in Mexico City; Editing by Maju Samuel)