Kate and Gerry McCann faced the original trial by social media – now the accusations have gone mainstream.
It is difficult to navigate the slew of Madeleine conspiracy forums without coming across references or direct hyperlinks to the films of Richard D Hall.
Hall's seven hours of films are regarded online as the most authoritative account of the claims against the McCanns.
IBTimes UK recently attended a lecture by Hall in which he promoted his films and elaborated on his theories regarding the Maddie case. In an intro clip played to the audience before he took to the stage, he noted that public attitudes were increasingly turning against the McCanns.
"In the Madeleine McCann case – where there is a huge establishment lie in my opinion being told about it – the public really aren't buying it now and there has been a bit of a sea change in that one issue," he said.
Hall is a fierce critic and self-styled antithesis of the traditional print and broadcast, or mainstream, media – which he regards as being largely under the control of the government.
However, major outlets are increasingly willing to give space to the anti-establishment, anti-Kate and Gerry narrative that he advances.
Richard D. Hall's 'Madeleine' films: http://www.madeleinefilms.net/page6.php