A 30 year old former Facebook employee has been accused by the hacktivist group Anonymous for allegedly harassing and leaking the nude photos that led teen Amanda Todd to commit suicide.
In their YouTube video, a member of the online community dressed in the iconic Guy Fawkes mask reported on the connection that was discovered between the teen and the man who shall remain unnamed.
The group has linked to a page containing the personal information of the alleged assailant, and screenshots of a jailbait website with accounts that are connected to both the accused and Todd.
The accused is already facing a flurry of Facebook pages demanding nothing short of his life in exchange for the tragic death of Amanda Todd who committed suicide just five weeks after posting a heartbreaking video where she described the pain of harassment from cyber bullies.
Allegedly Todd was charmed by a man on a video chat site to flash the camera. A year later the same man contacted her demanding that she “give him a show” and in exchange he would keep the screenshot of her flashing the camera off the internet. After Todd refused, the accused allegedly created a Facebook page with the nude photo as the profile photo and invited all of Todd’s classmates and friends to it.
The harassment continued even after Todd had changed schools and ultimately culminated in the teen committing suicide.
Even though Amanda Todd’s story has been heard by everyone now, it seems to be too little and too late. But that did not stop Anonymous from locating who they believe was the cause of death for the young girl. The man in question has been linked to several sites that are dedicated in exploiting underage girls.
When questioned on whether or not they had the right man, the group responded that they firmly believe that they do, but if not then at least another pedophile has been exposed.
Nation, what do you think are the consequences for this new kind of internet vigilantism? Does it even change anything to begin with?