If you’re feeling like Game of Thrones Season 7 has a massive number of spoilers online, you’re not wrong.
But you may want to think twice about believing what others are writing on sites like Reddit about the HBO series’ plot during the upcoming season.
There have definitely been pretty major GoT leaks in the past. Before Season 5 started airing, multiple episodes were released online, causing the people at HBO to pretty much shit a collective brick. Since then, the network has upped its security measures by a ton, presumably to prevent the internet from figuring out what’s going to happen before episodes air. They don’t even send advanced screeners to the media for review anymore. This is serious stuff.
So three weeks ago, when a Reddit user posted the entire plot of Season 7 online, we all looked to HBO to see how seriously we should take this thing. There’s some evidence that seems to point to the leak being real information, like how the user’s Reddit profile was deleted soon after making the post, and legit GoT spoiler sites have confirmed some of the information.
But HBO has been super-chill about this. Suspiciously chill.
Now, because of the network’s silence about this leak, some fans are speculating that HBO itself is releasing fake information to throw us all off the trail. If it’s true, they probably should have pretended to be mad about all the spoilers and made it a little more convincing. But still, it doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility. And all the uncertainty just means one thing: We have to watch GoT Season 7 to see what’s actually going to happen. Darn.
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