The RCMP have released a statement outlining that information hacker group anonymous have released about a purported stalker of the recently deceased Amanda Todd case, Kody Maxson is false and unfounded. Furthermore they have gone on to warn against the spreading of false information through social media.
Reflected Sgt. Peter Thiessen: “The Internet and social media were central to Amanda’s story and they are central to our investigation.
“One of our big challenges right now, is false information that is being spread by people who appear to be trying to use Amanda’s story to do harm or make a profit.”
Although the individual targeted by anonymous bears some startling and incriminating linkage to the display of minors, as first disclosed by vice magazine, authorities have after interviewing the man for now garnered he is not the individual that many have now begun to believe was stalking and blackmailing Amanda Todd.
Reports canada.com: The Lower Mainland man, who appeared in court in a black hoodie emblazoned with the words ‘Stomp-down Killaz,’ said he got some “sketchy” information about the blackmailer, who he says is 26, lives in New York and goes by an alias of Viper. The man said he passed this information to the RCMP and NYPD, but he couldn’t remember whom he spoke with.
“I tried to help, to do everything I could,” he told The Sun in an interview.