Knowing Ben I don't think he was "promoting" this BS but rather making a post about a current event to foster discussion. He didn't say "American Communications Companies ARE Under DDoS Attack" he said "American Communications Companies Appear to Be Under DDoS Attack" which given the information he had at the time seemed to be correct.
I think the best part of this community is its ability to foster discussion. Your response alone gave me more information on the topic than I had been able to previously get in my (admittedly limited) searching.
At the very least I'm happy this post got made so I could read your, Ari's, and
daoleno's response. I learned a lot from them.
maybe the title can be modified with something along the lines of [Update: Debunked]. I agree the comments on this are informative and interesting. But I think the title suggests there was an actual cyber attack, which, especially from the founder of the platform, I think is inappropriate. At the very least misleadingly clickbaity.
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