Reddit is experiencing a major outage right now as the ‘front page of the internet’ has gone down for users across the globe.

Independent outage monitor Down Detector has registered a huge spike in Reddit down reports, with users in the US, UK and Europe mainly affected. registered a peak of almost 15,000 Reddit down reports today.

Out of those affected the majority have been having issues accessing the Reddit website itself.

The Reddit Status Twitter account has acknowledged the issues and said a fix is being worked on.

They tweeted: “Identified: We’re experiencing an elevated level of errors and are currently looking into the issue.”

As the issues hit Reddit users took to social networking site Twitter to report issues with the service.

One user tweeted: “Dammit Reddit….#redditdown”.+ ADD more CONTENT to this page

Another posted: “Am I the only one having trouble loading Reddit? #RedditDown”.

One added: “Reddit isssssss down”.

And another wrote: “@reddit is down. On a Saturday morning. How will I plan my witty discourse, my intellectual debate, and most importantly my catviewing and dog-awwing? #reddit #firstworldprtoblems”.

Reddit users who tried to access the site during the outage were greeted with a CDN or 503 error screen.