February 13, 2012 at 4:15 AM (News)

reddit is a social website that allows its users to share links to content on the internet and post comments about the links. This enables not only the sharing of content (photographs, videos, websites, and so on) but also the discussion of said content.

reddit is massively popular, especially with young people.

reddit is split into subcommunities known as “subreddits”, meaning that while reddit exists as a website, it consists as the sum of its subcommunities that people can subscribe to and participate in by means of sharing and commenting as aforementioned.

Unfortunately, the reddit community as a whole also harbors pedophiles and distributors of child pornography, including a man who goes by the name Tessorro and runs a subreddit called ‘preteen girls’

The main purveyor of child porn on reddit is Violentacrez, who was the former leader of the “jailbait” subreddit, before Anderson Cooper’s report got it shut down.

A list of Jailbait (underage porn) forums which have sprung up to replace it: (ALL BELOW LINKS ARE NOT SAFE FOR VIEWING)

/r/jailbait is shut down now, but the traffic statistics posted by Violentacrez from its heydays are interesting. The dip in mid August is when admins temporarily closed the subreddit, and the spike on September 30th is when Anderson Cooper talked about it. The numbers after the temporary shut down are abnormally low, as would be expected. But prior to that, they were getting about 30,000 unique visitors each day.

The owners of reddit know there is active trading of child porn on their forums, and refuse to do anything about it. Further, Reddit’s cofounder simply dismisses the issue and blames the exploited children whose pictures are being traded.

The inaction of reddit’s administrators has been a frequent topic, part of that being Violentacrez’s shockingly close relationship with them. Violentacrez’s Twitter account seems like a good example of this. Krispycrackers (head of advertising and the community helpline at reddit), Hueypriest (reddit’s general manager), and Chromakode (developer) all follow violentacrez. So does Jedberg (former administrator), KeyserSosa (former lead developer) and MikeSchitraldi (another former developer type).

If you view their past tweets, you’ll see that Violentacrez has regularly been in direct, public contact with them.

In 2008, r/jailbait received the most votes in reddit’s “Best Community” contest, with SuicideWatch taking a distant second, receiving about half as many votes.

Another interesting fact is that Violentacrez has the third highest amount of karma on all of reddit for submitted links. Reddit can’t get enough of the guy.

Are you sick to your stomach yet? The list of child pornography subreddits continues: (all links below are not safe for viewing)

Other awful Reddit things:

What do we do with this?

The biggest, most important thing I can think of that you can do with the “Redditbomb”:

Reddit is hugely popular with people under 18, right? And Anderson Cooper may not revisit the story, the FBI may do nothing, gloom and doom, right?

Act Local. If you’re in America, I bet there’s 20 churches near your home. Each church could have around 100 CONCERNED PARENTS that go to PTA meetings and talk to other parents. Send the “Redditbomb” to local politicians and churches. Let them see that their children are using a website that exploits and sexualizes children.

You can send tips to the FBI all day (god knows I do), but I think a grassroots campaign could do wonders.

I think the smaller we start, the bigger it gets. Barely anyone remembers the Anderson Cooper story. But if a bunch of smalltown moms went on a crusade against a website that wants their precious angel to strip for their gross pleasure?

Do you know how BORING local news is? Can you imagine if your local news could run a “IS YOUR CHILD POSTING IN A PEDOPHILE WEBSITE? STATISTICALLY THERE’S AN 80% CHANCE!” story? They’d moisten their undies when they open the Redditbomb in their email.


Redditbomb distribution list

TV News

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • CNN
  • FOX
  • Al Jazeera
  • BBC


  • NY Times, NY Post (love salacious/scandalous shit)
  • WSJ
  • LA Times
  • SF Chronicle, Bee
  • Washington Post
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Chicago Sun Times
  • everything here
  • Churches, PTAs, Schools: Act Local send it to nearby high schools and churches. If you’re in America, there’s easily 20 churches near your home. Each church will have 30 to several thousand parents that go to PTA meetings and talk to other parents. Send the “Redditbomb” to local politicians schools and churches. Let them see that their children are using a website that exploits and sexualizes children, requesting that children submit their own nude photos.
  • Most importantly, Local News – Local News Stations -Your local paper
  • Government Officials -Your Senator -Your Representative -State Legislators -Governor
  • Cops -FBI -Your local and state police departments
  • Bloggers and Political Websites -Political bloggers of all stripes (dKos, Digby, Freep, etc) -Mommybloggers -Matt Drudge will love this shit -Huffington Post -Stephen Colbert -The Daily Show -Rachel Maddow