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Pepe the Frog’s Creator: I’m Reclaiming Him. He Was Never About Hate
The problem with Pepe is that he’s been stamped a hate symbol by politicians, hate groups, institutions, the media and, because of them, your mom. Before he got wrapped up in politics, Pepe was an inside-joke and a symbol for feeling sad or feeling good and many things in between. I understand that it’s out of my control, but in the end, Pepe is whatever you say he is, and I, the creator, say that Pepe is love.
comic  art  meme  4chan 
14 days ago by campylobacter
Noahpinion: Freedom of speech in the digital age
via metafilter

"...we recognized that speech that disseminates ideas is more valuable than speech whose purpose is to intimidate others."
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15 days ago by cluebucket
4chan Is On Death's Door & That's A Win For Feminism
In the blog post, Nishimura then laid out 4chan’s three dire choices for survival:

1. 4chan could halve its traffic cost by limiting the size of uploadable images, using slower servers to limit traffic, thus making the experience slower, or closing some popular boards — those dedicated to pornography, for example.
2. 4chan could greatly expand their use of ads, which generally come from non-reputable sources and could include malware.
3. More users could support the site using “4chan Pass,” a paid feature which makes uploading images faster, but which has not been successful at offsetting costs thus far.
4chan  capitalism  harassment  abuse  briannawu 
23 days ago by campylobacter
/qa/ - Winter is coming. - Question & Answer • 4chan
Hiroyuki Nishimura, who bought 4Chan a year ago:
<p>Thank you for thinking about 4chan.
We had tried to keep 4chan as is.
But I failed. I am sincerely sorry.

Some notice there are no more middle ads and bottom ads on 4chan.
Ads don't work well. So we reduced advertisement servers cost.
4chan can't afford infrastructure costs, network fee, servers cost, CDN and etc, now.

4chan have three options.
-Halve the traffic cost
limit uploading image sizes
use slower servers.
close some boards

-Much more ads
pop-up / pop under ads
malicious ads

-More 4chan pass users
more features</p>

Or read the <a href="https://www.bustle.com/articles/187476-4chan-is-on-deaths-door-thats-a-win-for-feminism">easy explanation by Brianna Wu</a>. TL;DR: 4Chan close to death.
24 days ago by charlesarthur
4chan and Reddit bombarded debate polls to declare Trump the winner
Donald Trump supporters artificially manipulated the results of online polls to create a false narrative that the Republican nominee won the first presidential debate on Monday night.

The efforts originated from users of the pro-Trump Reddit community r/The_Donald and 4chan messaged boards, which bombarded around 70 polls, including those launched by Time, Fortune, and CNBC.
4chan  reddit  politics  brigading 
4 weeks ago by campylobacter
Tripfag Copypasta
Smoked 'em, mate. Tripfag millennials are salty as fuck tonight, aren't they?

If you tripfagging twats find the idea of standing out as an individual all that appealing, there's more th...
copypasta  4chan  from notes
5 weeks ago by dicewitch
How Internet Trolls Won the 2016 Presidential Election
Because this was a novel iteration of online anti-Semitic culture, to the normie media it was worthy of deeply concerned coverage that likely gave a bunch of anti-Semites, trolls, and anti-Semitic trolls exactly the attention and visibility they craved. All without any of them having to prove they were actually involved, meaningfully, in anti-Semitic politics. That’s just a lot of power to give to a group of anonymous online idiots without at least knowing how many of them are 15-year-old dweebs rather than, you know, actual Nazis. [...]

In the long run, as journalistic coverage of the internet is increasingly done by people with at least a baseline understanding of web culture, that coverage will improve. For now, though, things are grim: It’s hard not to feel like journalists and politicos are effectively being led around on a leash by a group of anonymous online idiots, many of whom don’t really believe in anything.
internet  journalism  politics  4chan  8chan  channers  trolls  nazis  racism  pepe-the-frog  trump 
5 weeks ago by jm
Internet Trolls and election
More details on 4chan trolling, pepe
memes  internet  pepe  politics  stupid  4chan 
5 weeks ago by nelson

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