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The hacks — besides being a horrible violation of the depicted celebrities' privacy and a minimization of their talent — are a reminder of the huge influence 4chan still wields more than a decade after its creation. All the same, the site's culture and history can be impenetrable to people who've never encountered it before. Here's a basic guide to one of the Internet's most infamous online communities. Christopher "moot" Poole at South by Southwest in The site was created by Christopher Poole better known by his username, mootthen a 15 year old high school student in the suburbs of New York City, on October 1, According to a profile by Fernando Alfonso at the Daily DotPoole had ly been active at Something Awful SAa comedy site whose forums, like 4chan, served as a breeding ground for new memes.
A huge fan of anime, Poole also frequented the huge Japanese forum site 2channel "2ch" for short and its offshoot Futaba Channel "2chan". Unlike a lot of forum sites, 4chan doesn't have user registration — everyone's postings are entirely anonymous, or use a pseudonym chosen on the spot. And unlike a traditional bulletin board or community moderated sites like Reddit or Hacker Newsposts are ordered reverse chronologically, as on a blog.
According to Alexait's the st most popular website in the United States and the th most popular one in the world. Those are really impressive figures, but it's less popular than some similar sites, most notably Reddit, which is the 18th most popular site in the US and 50th worldwide, and as of July claimed almost million unique visitors and over 5 billion views over the month.
LOLCats, for example, are generally traced to Caturdaya weekly tradition wherein users posted cat pictures on the board. But the board's users also have a history of harassment and bullying. In another case, they repeatedly harassed a year-old girl who complained about the board on her video blog.
Of course. An Anonymous protest against Scientology in London. Some of these early raids had a moral element, such as bringing abusers of cats to police attentionbut fappening 2 4chan first major Anonymous campaign came in earlywhen the Church of Scientology tried to force Gawker to take down a video of Tom Cruise singing fappening 2 4chan church's praises.
The result was Project Chanologywherein Anonymous targeted Scientology first with things like dedicated denial of service attacks and then, starting on February 10th, protests and other nonviolent, legal means of resistance, often employing Guy Fawkes masks from the graphic novel and film V for Vendetta as a trademark.
Other targets have included police involved in cracking down on Occupy Wall Streetchild porn networks, credit card companies and other financial companies which refused to work with Fappening 2 4chanand the Steubenville, Ohio rapists. Notably, the group also targeted the revenge porn site Is Anyone Up?
Reddit has also been responsible for propagating the photos, with a subreddit known as "theFappening" serving as ground zero until it was shut down by site administrators. In its wake, however, other subreddits have emerged to distribute the photos we won't link to them here and you shouldn't visit them. The FBI has been investigating the hacks since early September, and actress Gabrielle Union, a victim of the latest round, has asked the bureau to intervene again.
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Pedobeara 4chan-originating meme of a cute-looking bear which, the joke goes, is a mascot for pedophiles. Poll hackinga common 4chan pastime, most famously used against TIME Magazine in a poll to determine readers' choice for most influential person of In another case, they gamed a contest to force rapper Pitbull to do a show in Kodiak, Alaska. Google prankingin which users search for agreed-upon terms in an attempt to have them "trend" on Google.
Searches that have topped the trending list, at 4chan's instigation, include a swastika and the phrase "lol nrs. The most recent one was leakforjlawwhich attempted to persuade women to post their own private nude photos in solidarity with Jennifer Lawrence, but arguably the most vile was cuttingforbieberwhich tried to get Justin Bieber fans to engage in self-harm. News hoaxessuch as one in October that claimed that Steve Jobs had died and sent Apple stock plummeting.
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