Copying my comment from this thread
Voat was down for quite a while with no explanation, and any attempt to discuss the outage was actively censored on other sites.
Mysteriously, Atko returns to save the day with no other explanation than he "isolated the issue" and got the site back up. Any questions as to the specific nature of the issue went completely unanswered, and the majority of posts and comments are praising Atko without question.
To top it off, Putt just happened to disappear, and again, no comments seem to really dig into the reasoning behind his disappearance despite his clear dedication to Voat in the past. You'd figure the guy would have said something beforehand, or commented now that it's back up?
I might be too skeptical, but from what I have to work with I can't rule out that there is something sinister going on... Is this the real Atko? Has Voat been maliciously attacked? Taken over? Monitored? I sure as fuck hope not, but without any explanation I can't be sure.