Holy shit. Time to get into full schizo hours.
The reason Reddit doesn't like this story is because if it is true, then this suggests that Aaron Swartz was assassinated, not suicide or killed by police (as once thought by r/conspiracy). If Ghislaine Maxwell presumably paid millions of dollars to get an artificially high position on this website (possibly even providing Reddit's initial funding considering how old the account is), it would make sense that Swartz refusing to censor other content in favor of hers would mightily piss her off. Furthermore, since Steve-paint-Huffman pulled a 90-degree turn on their free-speech stance since then, it implies he knew why Aaron was killed, and refused to tell the police / public. Separately, there's the whole angle that if Ghislaine is a foreign intelligence officer (which she obviously is), Reddit providing material assistance to her disinfo campaigns might actually be treason.
So let's be 100% clear, if Ghislaine Maxwell was a Reddit user (acting as an aggregator for foreign spies) artificially propped up by the admins, this is very, very bad news for Reddit and possibly SV as a whole. This is not just "Reddit loses money", this is "Reddit executives / friends get thrown in fuck-you-in-the-ass prison for murder and treason".
Now you know why Spez stepped down last month.