A Major Internet Outage Appears To Have Knocked Down Amazon And Dozens Of Other Sites

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The Amazon website is seen on December 5, 2017 in Dandenong, Australia. Amazon was among dozens of sites hit by a massive internet outage on Thursday. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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A widespread internet outage caused several major websites to shut down Thursday afternoon, including Amazon, Delta, Capital One and Costco.

It’s still unclear what caused the outage, but Akamai, a content distribution network that helps with the spread of data around the internet, posted online there was an “emerging issue” with their

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