Adrian Chen on Exposing an Internet Troll

The Gawker writer on outing a notorious Reddit troll and the limits of anonymity on the Internet
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell

Reddit is a social news site made up of a series of forums dedicated to every possible interest, from Power Rangers to politics. It has a laissez-faire attitude toward offensive speech, so there’s also a lot of porn and shock content. The millions of users on Reddit are anonymous—the site has very few rules, but not revealing someone’s personal information is one of them.

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