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express
Hackers used the VATICAN CITY to manipulate ‘second referendum’ petitionhoped the Vatican City names would outnumber its actual population for "pure ba
Hackers used the VATICAN CITY to manipulate ‘second referendum’ petition
express / Posted 25 minutes ago
hoped the Vatican City names would outnumber its actual population for "pure bants". A user on the infamous internet for 4Chan admitted orchestrating the sabotage after another noted the petition was rising “literally at 10,000 new votes per... Read more
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iol.co.za
How bots conned Brexit votersfrom Vatican City (population 800) and almost 25,000 from North Korea (where In
How bots conned Brexit voters
iol.co.za / Posted 2 hours ago
from Vatican City (population 800) and almost 25,000 from North Korea (where Internet access is extremely limited). On 4chan's /pol/ board, trolls and pranksters posted screencasts suggesting they were automating signatures from exactly those... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Brexit "Do Over" Petition Exposed As A Scam...relationship." Only it turns out that many of the petition's signatories are f
Brexit "Do Over" Petition Exposed As A Scam...
Zero Hedge / Posted 3 hours ago
relationship." Only it turns out that many of the petition's signatories are fabricated in a prank engineered by hackers 4Chan and Anonymous (we are unclear if it is "the" Anonymous or just a lone hacker posting as "anonymous"). The... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
How online bots conned Brexit votersfrom Vatican City (population 800) and almost 25,000 from North Korea (where In
How online bots conned Brexit voters
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 hours ago
from Vatican City (population 800) and almost 25,000 from North Korea (where Internet access is extremely limited). On 4chan's /pol/ board, trolls and pranksters posted screencasts suggesting they were automating signatures from exactly those... Read more
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The Hill
Hackers hit Brexit petitionCHAOS: A notorious online forum has waylaid Britain's official petition for a s
Hackers hit Brexit petition
The Hill / Posted 15 hours ago
CHAOS: A notorious online forum has waylaid Britain's official petition for a second vote on the Brexit. Pranksters on 4chan, a kind of haven for Internet trolls, set up automated programs to add signatures to a petition on a House of Commons's... Read more
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heraldscotland
Downing Street: Second EU referendum 'not remotely on the cards'signatures, but 77,000 were removed after claims that some of the names were no
Downing Street: Second EU referendum 'not remotely on the cards'
heraldscotland / Posted 19 hours ago
signatures, but 77,000 were removed after claims that some of the names were not real. Commenters on the message board 4chan claimed that they had managed to manipulate the site using "bots" - software applications that can automate web... Read more
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International Business Times
EU referendum petition trolled by 4chan pranksters after Brexit poll 'hijacked' by bots petition, which currently has over 3.7 million digital signatures, quickly beca
EU referendum petition trolled by 4chan pranksters after Brexit poll 'hijacked' by bots
International Business Times / Posted 19 hours ago
petition, which currently has over 3.7 million digital signatures, quickly became the focus of attention on the notorious 4Chan messageboard (/pol/ - Politically Incorrect) with a number of commenters claiming to have used scripted computer... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
Brexit: Parilament petition plagued by bots, and Leave website gets scrubbedreceive more than 100,000 signatures. As such, it's going to be vital to see w
Brexit: Parilament petition plagued by bots, and Leave website gets scrubbed
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted 21 hours ago
receive more than 100,000 signatures. As such, it's going to be vital to see whether the allegations that bots set up by 4chan are responsible for sending applications from locations as dumb as "Antarctica, North Korea and The Vatican" are... Read more
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CNET
Online petition for second EU referendum hijacked by botsbut all is not as it seems. It appears that the petition may have been hijacke
Online petition for second EU referendum hijacked by bots
CNET / Posted 23 hours ago
but all is not as it seems. It appears that the petition may have been hijacked by automated bots created by users on the 4chan message boards, which have added signatures from IP addresses in Vatican City, Antarctica and North... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Why Brexit was a great thingreported by the BBC and other media outlets, calling for a second referendum —
Why Brexit was a great thing
The Courier Mail / Posted yesterday
reported by the BBC and other media outlets, calling for a second referendum — which turned out to be a prank by 4chan. A number of similar petitions have sprung up on the UK Parliament website, including a petition to for “Arsenal to... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Fears new Brexit vote petition hacked with thousands of fake signaturesand North Korea. Read a statement from our Chair on the second referendum peti
Fears new Brexit vote petition hacked with thousands of fake signatures
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
and North Korea. Read a statement from our Chair on the second referendum petition. pic.twitter.com/TzrtQXTwTE Pranksters 4Chan are thought to have hacked the petition. One user on the 4Chan website message board wrote: "They'll look at the IPs... Read more
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Computer Business Review
What is 4chan?Launched on October 1, 2003, 4chan is an imageboard website which was originall
What is 4chan?
Computer Business Review / Posted 5 days ago
Launched on October 1, 2003, 4chan is an imageboard website which was originally used for posting pictures and discussing manga and anime. Due to the site's anonymous community and explicit content, the site has often courted criticism and media... Read more
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Gamasutra
Sukeban Games' beguiling VA-11 Hall-A makes cyberpunk sexyof a game where someone is nicknamed “Titty Hacker.” The game is a love letter
Sukeban Games' beguiling VA-11 Hall-A makes cyberpunk sexy
Gamasutra / Posted 5 days ago
of a game where someone is nicknamed “Titty Hacker.” The game is a love letter to anime culture, right down to having a 4chan-style messageboard in the game (think /b/ but dominated by teenage girls), but its sexuality evokes the more thoughtful... Read more
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Gamasutra
Sukeban Games' beguiling VA-11 Hall-A is a cyberpunk bartending simof a game where someone is nicknamed “Titty Hacker.” The game is a love letter
Sukeban Games' beguiling VA-11 Hall-A is a cyberpunk bartending sim
Gamasutra / Posted 5 days ago
of a game where someone is nicknamed “Titty Hacker.” The game is a love letter to anime culture, right down to having a 4chan-style messageboard in the game (think /b/ but dominated by teenage girls), but its sexuality evokes the more thoughtful... Read more
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Breitbart
Gawker Is a Poisonous Revenge Porn Site That Corrupts Everything It Touches, Including Ziff Davisspeciality. Read some of the headlines listed above, and compare it to a title
Gawker Is a Poisonous Revenge Porn Site That Corrupts Everything It Touches, Including Ziff Davis
Breitbart / Posted 6 days ago
speciality. Read some of the headlines listed above, and compare it to a title found on a revenge porn website, or 4chan nude dump. If anything, the revenge porn sites manage to be slightly less creepy. Gawker is depraved, and its brazen... Read more
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The Betoota Advocate
A Girl’s Guide To Dating A Meme Makerand above all, mildly autistic. I love him. You won’t understand the world he
A Girl’s Guide To Dating A Meme Maker
The Betoota Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
and above all, mildly autistic. I love him. You won’t understand the world he lives in, a galaxy made up of shitposting on 4chan and trolling “liberal faggots” on Reddit. A year or so later, you might find his “other” Facebook profile that he uses... Read more
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News.com.au
Why people want this woman deadby then tens of thousands of angry gamers who ‘were standing up for ethics in g
Why people want this woman dead
News.com.au / Posted 7 days ago
by then tens of thousands of angry gamers who ‘were standing up for ethics in game journalism’ had already taken to Reddit, 4chan and Twitter to protest what they saw as corruption in the industry. ENTER ADAM BALDWIN The scandal really took off... Read more
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BBC News
Anonymous fills IS Twitter accounts with gay pride messagesprofiles appeared to still be online on Friday, under the control of WauchulaGh
Anonymous fills IS Twitter accounts with gay pride messages
BBC News / Posted 10 days ago
profiles appeared to still be online on Friday, under the control of WauchulaGhost. Anonymous, which was founded in the 4Chan forum in the late 2000s, began waging an online campaign against IS in 2015. The group seized control of dozens of... Read more
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The Forward
Unmasking an Anti-Semitic Meme Trump Supporters Took From Animeanime fan connected the dots. Maybe there were more detailed conversations in i
Unmasking an Anti-Semitic Meme Trump Supporters Took From Anime
The Forward / Posted 10 days ago
anime fan connected the dots. Maybe there were more detailed conversations in inaccessible parts of the ‘dark web’ or on 4chan. Or maybe no one really knows where the image came from, but it now serves as a kind of calling card, an image whose... Read more
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Raw Story
Meet the shock troops of Trump’s Americaincome in the “upper 5%.” “I have a massive social media presence,” he says. “W
Meet the shock troops of Trump’s America
Raw Story / Posted 11 days ago
income in the “upper 5%.” “I have a massive social media presence,” he says. “When I’m joking around on Facebook, it’s 4chan culture.” But he is also trying “to shift the Overton Window,” meaning the range of political discourse. One post he is... Read more
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Breitbart
And You Thought The Alt-Right Was Bad! The Day ‘Arabic Twitter’ Threatened To Bomb, Decapitate And Sodomize Meof the Bell Curve. From establishment conservatives whining about the alt-righ
And You Thought The Alt-Right Was Bad! The Day ‘Arabic Twitter’ Threatened To Bomb, Decapitate And Sodomize Me
Breitbart / Posted 11 days ago
of the Bell Curve. From establishment conservatives whining about the alt-right to feminists boo-hooing about trolls from 4chan, the past few years have seen intense and often comical outcries about allegedly “threatening” behaviour online that... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Why is the internet fighting over a picture of garlic bread?bread meme, the original source was an explicitly transphobic image macro that
Why is the internet fighting over a picture of garlic bread?
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 days ago
bread meme, the original source was an explicitly transphobic image macro that makes regular appearances in places like 4chan and r/The_Donald, Reddit’s dedicated Trump fan club. Usually it reads something along the lines of “if I had a dollar... Read more
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Business Insider
The real reason Google hired the founder of one of the internet's most controversial websitesBilly Farrell Agency via Brew PR4chan founder Chris Poole When Chris Poole, th
The real reason Google hired the founder of one of the internet's most controversial websites
Business Insider / Posted 18 days ago
Billy Farrell Agency via Brew PR4chan founder Chris Poole When Chris Poole, the founder of controversial online forum 4Chan, announced his plan to join Google in March, it looked as if he was going to work on the social network Google+. But... Read more
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Business Insider
'Game of Thrones' just partially confirmed an epic theory fans have been waiting years to seeMountain and the Hound's predicted return — combined to give birth to the Clega
'Game of Thrones' just partially confirmed an epic theory fans have been waiting years to see
Business Insider / Posted 20 days ago
Mountain and the Hound's predicted return — combined to give birth to the Cleganebowl theory. It started in 2013, when a 4chan thread about “Game of Thrones” prompted a user to submit their theory. The title for the theory likely was inspired by... Read more
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New York Magazine
The New York Times’ Hillary Clinton Campaign Correspondent Says She’s Being Threatened by Bernie Sanders Supporterscan potentially affect the outcome simply by being terrible people: As the Dail
The New York Times’ Hillary Clinton Campaign Correspondent Says She’s Being Threatened by Bernie Sanders Supporters
New York Magazine / Posted 20 days ago
can potentially affect the outcome simply by being terrible people: As the Daily Dot reported in an article headlined “How 4chan trolls plan to help Donald Trump win the White House” last month, a recent thread on that popular image board — known... Read more
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International Business Times
Twitter (((echo))) symbol classed as hate speech after Jews targeted with harrassment been used by groups like alt-right, a tech-savvy, far-right online group operat
Twitter (((echo))) symbol classed as hate speech after Jews targeted with harrassment
International Business Times / Posted 20 days ago
been used by groups like alt-right, a tech-savvy, far-right online group operating in internet forums such as Reddit and 4chan. More tech news from IBTimes UK ADL's decision to classify echoes as hate speech comes after Google pulled a browser... Read more
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Canberra Times
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) migh
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online
Canberra Times / Posted 21 days ago
"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) might read as just another instance of racist 4chan /pol/ nonsense, but it's becoming harder to ignore as it creeps into more public spaces. The driving force behind the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) migh
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online
Brisbane Times / Posted 21 days ago
"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) might read as just another instance of racist 4chan /pol/ nonsense, but it's becoming harder to ignore as it creeps into more public spaces. The driving force behind the... Read more
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The Age
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) migh
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online
The Age / Posted 21 days ago
"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) might read as just another instance of racist 4chan /pol/ nonsense, but it's becoming harder to ignore as it creeps into more public spaces. The driving force behind the... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) migh
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 21 days ago
"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) might read as just another instance of racist 4chan /pol/ nonsense, but it's becoming harder to ignore as it creeps into more public spaces. The driving force behind the... Read more
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WA Today
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) migh
Anti-Semitic Chrome extension highlighted Jews for attack online
WA Today / Posted 21 days ago
"social justice warriors," and most of the mainstream media. (((Echoes))) might read as just another instance of racist 4chan /pol/ nonsense, but it's becoming harder to ignore as it creeps into more public spaces. The driving force behind the... Read more
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Slate
Is the Internet “the Great Masterpiece of Human Civilization”?and smart thermostats and pop-up ads and Japanese tentacle porn and streaming m
Is the Internet “the Great Masterpiece of Human Civilization”?
Slate / Posted 21 days ago
and smart thermostats and pop-up ads and Japanese tentacle porn and streaming music and Donald Trump think pieces and 4chan shitposts and photographs of avocado-based brunches? In her new book Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, the critic... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
When fans go feral (aka the ugly culture of obsession)death threats. If I were in his position I would do the exact same thing. Twit
When fans go feral (aka the ugly culture of obsession)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 25 days ago
death threats. If I were in his position I would do the exact same thing. Twitter, Tumbler and the like is headed in the 4chan direction: saying anything and everything that could just get a rise out of people. Dr Rosewarne writing an article... Read more
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Breitbart
Police Hunt ‘Anonymous’ For Criticising Migrantscriticising migrants. In the latest crack down on online speech, the anonymous
Police Hunt ‘Anonymous’ For Criticising Migrants
Breitbart / Posted 25 days ago
criticising migrants. In the latest crack down on online speech, the anonymous group, who originated on notorious website 4chan, are in the sights of German police. A German branch of the group is now under investigation by authorities who say... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
When fans go feral (aka the ugly culture of obsession)death threats. If I were in his position I would do the exact same thing. Twit
When fans go feral (aka the ugly culture of obsession)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 26 days ago
death threats. If I were in his position I would do the exact same thing. Twitter, Tumbler and the like is headed in the 4chan direction: saying anything and everything that could just get a rise out of people. Dr Rosewarne writing an article... Read more
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DMNews
The Marketing Guide To Redditmeans any brands actively engaging Reddit's users must come prepared to face th
The Marketing Guide To Reddit
DMNews / Posted 26 days ago
means any brands actively engaging Reddit's users must come prepared to face the nastiest trolls and hecklers this side of 4Chan. While volunteer moderators do their best, AMAs—especially those by brands, or highly public figures—are notorious... Read more
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Market Watch
BernieSingles.com founder says Trump supporters tried to crash his siteall at once.” Kaunert says his techs were able to look through server logs with
BernieSingles.com founder says Trump supporters tried to crash his site
Market Watch / Posted 27 days ago
all at once.” Kaunert says his techs were able to look through server logs with the help of the anonymous posting site 4chan and see that it was an organized effort. He said he doesn't think the people were affiliated with the Trump... Read more
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The Atlantic
Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: The Flame War’s Logical Conclusionpeople even when there was no connection with the public interest.” It’s the ki
Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: The Flame War’s Logical Conclusion
The Atlantic / Posted 1 months ago
people even when there was no connection with the public interest.” It’s the kind of sentiment you might hear on Reddit or 4chan as a justification for a vigilante operation. Thiel even demurs, assuring the Times that “I didn’t really want to do... Read more
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New York Magazine
Explaining Ben Shapiro’s Messy, Ethnic-Slur-Laden Breakup With Breitbartthe person behind them, and this elevation of gonzo ultra-offensiveness to a fi
Explaining Ben Shapiro’s Messy, Ethnic-Slur-Laden Breakup With Breitbart
New York Magazine / Posted 1 months ago
the person behind them, and this elevation of gonzo ultra-offensiveness to a first-order virtue is one driving force behind 4chan and other communities where alt-righters gather. But for any Jewish writer with even a bit of internet sophistication,... Read more

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