The RCMP have stated that the information made public by hacker group Anonymous as to the identity of Amanda Todd's stalker was false.
According to The Toronto Star
, the police did question Maxson, who was able to supply some information about Todd's tormentor, as he was contacted by the man after accusations against Maxson had made him very well-known.
“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,” Sgt. Peter Thiessen stated. Vice magazine
had recently posted details about Kody Maxson's whereabouts, including information about his account on a "jailbait" website, his Facebook account, as well as Google Map screenshots of the man's house, creating an outburst of threats and hate messages being sent to Maxson and his family.
Maxson has been cleared of all charges brought against him, and considers himself misjudged.
“We are doing everything we can as quickly as we can. And we want to acknowledge the role of the public in submitting information. [...] But we want to urge everyone who has been touched by Amanda’s story to respect Amanda’s memory by being a responsible citizen of the Internet and thinking critically about information received online before passing it along,” Thiessen added.
Anonymous is now pointing at a 41-year-old Wisconsin man, who goes under the alias Viper, online. Danny Quach supposedly lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and he is married.
The man has been connected to the “Capper Awards
,” in which unidentified men posted images of girls taken from Blog TV, as was the case with Amanda Todd
. Anonymous has posted information about “Viper” on PasteBin