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    Reddit Post Hinted at Paradise Papers Leak

    “Keep your eyes open.” So read a mysterious note posted to Reddit predicting the Paradise Papers leak 16 days before the massive data dump exposed 1.4 terabytes worth of dirt on the world’s wealthy elite. Using the now-deleted account PanPthrowaway, the author left hints — like singling out U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who was later found to be financially tied to Kremlin cronies — to prove he or she wasn’t lying. Some, however, have criticized the move as a ploy for publicity that could have compromised the investigation.

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