It was getting late last night but here it is.
Crowdsourcing can do amazing things. People all over the world went through tens of thousands of emails released by WikiLeaks and spread the evidence across the internet, quickly and for free.
Reddit has a large variety of topics and subreddits. If someone wanted, they could go to r/popping to watch videos of people popping cysts and pimples (80,000 subscribers!). But there’s also normal things, like memes, news, and information Technology questions and answers.
The WikiLeaks emails exposed the email addresses and usernames of people involved with the Clinton campaign. It’s said if you give a thousand monkeys typewriters and eternity, they’d eventually write the Bible. (Side note: typewriters? I’m old.) Give thousands of internet users some names and online histories will be dug up on all of them. 4Chan and Reddit users had found out the social media accounts of one of Hillary Clinton’s IT people: u/stonetear.
u/stonetear was the username of the Reddit account. He was on Reddit asking for advice how to permanently delete sensitive information and strip out the headers of emails to bypass security. The FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton for these exact crimes. u/stonetear mentioned he did work for a “very VIP” that “you would know”. His real name was in the WikiLeaks emails and people found his social media accounts from there.