Reddit has spoken out against the photo-sharing and says they will delete all photos of the underage celebrities.
It is sometimes used by people seeking casual sex.
Maroney's lawyers confirm that the photos of Maroney were taken when she was under 18-years-old; despite the fact that she tweeted the photos of her were 'fake' yesterday.
In the picture, the 26-year-old is seen posing completely nude, wearing only a floppy hat as she lounges on an outdoor chaise with the desert landscape behind her.
Reddit admins say they may remove The Fappening down the line if illegal photo-sharing continues to be a problem.
Reddit is also telling users to delete the underage photos from their hard drives as they are considered child pornography.
My heart is broken for the women who were violated,' she added.
While the authenticity of the video or the claims made have not been verified, it has spread fast on several video hosting websites such as Youku, Sohu and YouTube.