A Russian fighter hit an American drone over the Black Sea.
Since there is a considerable amount of back channel OSINT traffic between Russians and Americans using Reddit the US military-intelligence shutdown Reddit during the discussion with the Russian Ambassador.
Basically to prevent escalation from an out of control misinformation avalanche that might lead to a nuclear exchange.
Why didn’t twitter or facebook go down?
Twitter is an empty shell and unsafe.
Facebook is siloed and unsafe.
Why use Reddit? Why not some more esoteric means of communication? The NSA monitors all international information streams, it is easier to hide in plain sight.
A few redditors exchange the correct comments and replies on Reddit and it could lead to an unnecessary and very risky attempted coup in Moscow.
You think I am joking.
I am joking.