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So That’s Where All the Horrible YouTube Comments Come From

Researchers looked into the effect of 4chan's "Politically Incorrect" /pol/ board on YouTube and the wider web. It's not good.

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Twitter’s Response to Fearmongering Image of the “Future That Liberals Want”: “Sign Me Up!”

"Politically incorrect"? I didn't know 4chan existed in the '90s.

The /pol/ section of 4Chan is their "politically incorrect" area, a phrase that likely elicits massive eye-rolls from our readers on its own, since it generally means "bigotry disguised as blunt honesty." The truly amazing part is how many opponents of "political correctness" actually believe they're simply being honest as opposed to revealing their own prejudices, demonstrated perfectly by this tweet from the "/pol/ News Network."

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Here’s How Trans Geeks Can Protect Each Other From the “Alt-Right”

It’s a scary time to be trans, and sadly, the geek community is not a safe space.

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Professional Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Looking to Buy 4chan, the Home of the Trolls

I miss the days when tolls just lived under bridges and ate people.

Some things just go together perfectly: peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Milo Yiannopolous and 4chan ... Yes, Breitbart's own "free speech" advocate is looking to make his position as king of the trolls official as he moves forward with plans to swoop in and rescue the 4chan image board from its own financial struggles.

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Things We Saw Today: The Handmaid’s Tale‘s NYCC Ads Are For Women’s Eyes Only

Well, or anyone else who might be in the women's bathroom.

Whoever's in charge of the marketing campaign for Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale made another cool choice this weekend by putting this graffiti in the women's bathrooms at New York Comic Con.

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4chan Founder Chris “Moot” Poole Apparently Hired by Google

In a blog post Monday, 4chan founder Chris "Moot" Poole revealed a major career development.

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[UPDATED] Animated Comedy Series Gen Zed the Latest Victim of Cowardly Internet Harassment

Because diversity is scary.

They haven't yet released a single episode. All that exists of Gen Zed online is a 2 minute trailer. Yet, as we learned during Anita Sarkeesian's harrowing ordeal after simply announcing the possibility of her Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series, all that needs to exist is a desire to make the pop culture landscape more diverse for the truly hateful to come out of the woodwork. [Trigger Warning: Discussion of internet harassment and slurs after the jump]

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4Channers Attempt to Scam Feminists With “FemCon2015,” Fail Miserably


Yesterday we received several emails from concerned readers asking us to sound the alarm about "FemCon," a nonexistent "Feminist Convention" devised by some 4Channers to swindle the women of the Internet out of their money and expose feminism for the misandrist sham that it is (or something).

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Twitter Promotes Transphobic Tweets From 4Channer Impersonating Feminist Activist

Today in "total garbage."

Twitter has recently amped up efforts to prevent harassment, but terrible tweets promoted yesterday from a duplicate account indicate several areas where the platform still needs major improvements. [TW for transphobia, suicide and graphic language.]

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After More Than a Decade, Christopher “moot” Poole Steps Down as Sole Administrator of 4chan

The Internet is serious business.

Whether you see 4chan as the necessary downside of the benefits of a truly anonymous internet, as a wretched hive of scum and villainy that should be nuked from orbit, or somewhere in between, the resignation of Christopher Poole, the website's founder (until now) and only administrator is still a pretty big deal.

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Update: “Feminist” Is Most Likely Winning that Stupid Time Magazine Poll Because of 4Chan

Commencing eyeroll sequence...

Shhh... Listen. That's the sound of our abject surprise. Yes, it's supposed to sound like nothing, because it doesn't exist.

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Intel Throws Its Chips In With Gamergate, Pulls Ads From Critical Site

More like Dumbtel. Yeah, you heard me.

When Zoe Quinn released 4chan #Gamergate logs earlier this month, it seemed like the movement might lose what dubious credibility it still had. But now, in the words of Boing Boing, an extremely misguided decision on behalf of Intel represents "a coup" for the manipulative movement.

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It Gets Weirder: Emma Watson Nude Photo Threats Were A Hoax Invented By A Hoax

Call us when this becomes less confusing.

Wow, 4chan was actually right for once. Turns out that the threats to release stolen nude photos of Emma Watson in the wake of her stirring pro-feminist speech to the U.N. were actually a calculated plan to discredit the website all along. But by who? That's the really weird part.

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Gullible People Are Microwaving Their iPhones Because of a Twitter Prank, Don’t Try This at Home

Next year it'll be kinetic energy charging that powers it by throwing.

As advertised, using the new "Wave" technology in iOS 8 will quickly fill your phone's battery—with fire, smoke, and explosions, that is. But that hasn't stopped wide-eyed Internet users for falling for the expensive prank.

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4chan Responds To Emma Watson’s U.N. Speech With #RIPEmmaWatson, Threats To Leak Nude Pictures

I'm too sad for a Harry Potter reference. Way to go, Internet.

This weekend, UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered an eloquent speech in support of the HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement spreading the message that feminism is a human rights issue requiring the participation of all genders--and in a textbook example of why feminism isn't just a women's issue, 4chan's response to Watson's words was unsurprisingly terrible. Trigger warning for threats and general idiocy.

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Zoe Quinn Releases 4Chan #Gamergate Chat Logs, Further Tarnishing The Movement’s Reputation

At least we have #GameEthics now, right?

There's been another big development in the ongoing Gamergate discussion on Twitter, and it's a doozy.

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[UPDATED] Female Game Journalists Quit Over Harassment, #GamerGate Harms Women

"Ethics of game journalism" my ass.

It's heartbreaking that another article about harassment in the gaming community is necessary, but the escalating and ongoing vitriol being spewed against women and their male allies who dare to criticize gamer culture or work in video games is continuing to take on new and disappointing forms.

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Charity Rejects Donation From Scumbag Redditors Feeling Guilty About Posting Nude Celeb Photos [Update: Two Charities]

HAH-ha! You're still assholes!

This whole thing with nude photos of dozens of celebrities being stolen and distributed for any jackass with an Internet connection to ogle has been a wretched hive of scum and villainy from start to finish. But this is one update—just one—that makes me smile.

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CNN Asks Tough Questions About The Nude Hacking Scandal, Like “Who Is This Four Chan Person Anyway?”

Next at 11, "why does Emoji keep texting our teens?"

Ohhh, CNN. We want to hate you for what you've become—that is, a shallow and irresponsible ratings grab which so often misses the mark when it comes to responsible journalism—but it's almost like trying to hold your bed-ridden racist grandpa to any kind of standard. At this point, it's easier and less head-ache deducing to have a nice inward chuckle at how obsolete you've become. Thanks for bringing some unintentional levity to what's actually been a total nightmare.

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Large-Scale Hack Lands Stolen Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence & Other Celebrities Online

The internet is a cesspool, but at least we'll always have cat videos.

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