An online conspiracy theory speculates that Jeffrey Epstein’s pal Ghislaine Maxwell may have owned a powerful Reddit handle that posted about legalizing child porn.
YouTuber Joe Leonard tweeted about the unproven theory that an account named u/maxwellhill was run by Ghislaine Maxwell.
He wrote – Maxwell was the first person on Reddit to hit 1 million karma! She’s the #8 karma to this day. Her posts to /r/worldnews constituted roughly 30% of the posts there.
“This connection was made after she was arrested and that account stopped posting there after 14 years.”
Karma points document the level of interactions between reddit accounts.
Twitter users have noticed the “u/maxwellhill” account has fallen silent since Mawell’s incarceration on July 2.
Leonard also tied the username to someone who published a thread titled Falkvinge: Three strong reasons child porn must be re-legalized in the coming decade.
And secondly when the fudge man responded I was only answering the man’s challenge “maxwellhill” responded And you did superbly 🙂 upvoted.
The user also commented on a post regarding the Texas requirements for disposing of fetal remains.
However, other Reddit users have potentially debunked the theory that Maxwell runs this account.
In a Redditor of the day thread about the user, the user was a 40-year-old married man.
The user also never mentioned Ghislaine in their 14 years on the site, Leonard tweeted.
In the past, Reddit users have falsely accused and misidentified people, including the Boston Marathon bomber.
Maxwell’s legal team has been contacted for comment.
The former boss of Reddit has been slammed for saying she knew about the shocking Maxwell child abuse claims nine years ago but didn’t speak up.
Ellen Pao, the ex CEO of the social news site, revealed the Brit socialite was at a glamorous Christmas party she attended hosted by the venture capitalist firm she was working for at the time.
She was at the Kleiner holiday party in 2011, but I had no desire to meet her much less have a photo taken with her, Pao tweeted on Monday.
We knew about her supplying underage girls for sex, but I guess that was fine with the ‘cool’ people who managed the tightly controlled guest list, she added.
Twitter users were quick to turn on the former Reddit chief for not speaking out at the time.
Wait for what? Everyone in the room knew she was a child sex trafficker, and no one in the room objected to her presence? on wrote.
Sounds like you‘re associated with some pretty cool people, another added.
Pao set her Twitter to private after being criticised but then lifted the setting, the New York Post reports.
To be clear, the press had described her as supplying underage girls for sex, but she had not been charged so I guess it would be more accurate to say we ‘suspected’ v ‘knew,’ she tweeted later.
When asked if everyone at the party was okay with Maxwell being there, Pao replied those that drew up the guest list were fine with it.
The Silicon Valley party was attended by tech industry giants and politicians, according to Business Insider.
Maxwell is being held over her alleged links to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – often being dubbed the “pimp” who is accused of procuring young girls for him to abuse.
However, Maxwell has denied any wrongdoing with respect to the claims.