Gawker’s unmasking of Reddit troll Violentacrez uncovers new layers of internet hypocrisy

A few forums of the social news aggregator website Reddit have blocked links to Gawker, in response to Gawker journalist Adrian Chen’s unmasking of the internet troll known as Violentacrez, a 49-year-old Texan who specialised in sharing images of scantily-clad women taken covertly – many of them underage. He was also responsible for the distribution of reams of incestuous, racist, and sexually violent material in other Reddit forums, or “subreddits” as they are known.