Wow, who shut down YouTube worldwide with ‘highly trained monkey’ icon?
YouTube Down According to Reports Worldwide & Twitter Reacts
Users worldwide are reporting that YouTube is down for many people. The reason is not yet known, but reports are coming in fast worldwide. This is unusual for one of the most popular websites in the world. So far, YouTube hasn’t issued an official statement about what happened. Although the site may occasionally have brief issues, being down this long is very rare. This is a developing story.
Here are reports from Down Detector:
You can see that the errors just recently skyrocketed. Look at the reports above and now the reports next, just a few minutes later:
Errors range from just seeing a blank screen to getting a 500 internal server error to receiving “invalid response” errors. Others reported seeing ” http://www.youtube.com/?pbjreload=10″ when they tried to load the homepage or a video. The most recently reported problems involve watching videos, logging in, and problems just viewing the website.
And of course, people are reacting across social media:
SOMEONE BROKE #YOUTUBE SEND HELP!
— Shelket (@ShelKRiddle) October 17, 2018
You may just be seeing a blank screen in some cases:
Reports are coming in from people across the country and different parts of the world.
You may also see a 500 Internal Server Error on some videos. The error messages reads: “500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.”
Or you may see an “Invalid response received” error:
Some reported first recognizing the problem when their realtime stats began to plummet.
And the memes have also started:
But the most interesting responses are from police, who are asking residents to please not call 911 about YouTube being down:
Yes, our @YouTube is down, too. No, please don't call 911 – we can't fix it.
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) October 17, 2018
It’s unclear at this time what has happened. This appears to be a bit unusual, as YouTube typically resolves any issues very quickly. This is a developing story.