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  • Report: 4Chan Post Announced Jeffrey Epstein’s Death 38 Minutes Before Authorities

    08/13/2019 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08-13-19 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    The New York City Fire Department has said it investigated if first responders or other medical personnel leaked the death of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to anonymous message board 4chan. The news was allegedly posted to the site 38 minutes before the story was initially broken by news outlets and reporters on Twitter. A detailed post revealing Jeffrey Epstein’s death was allegedly leaked on the anonymous message board 4chan 38 minutes before the news first broke on Twitter by ABC News reporter Aaron Katersky, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.
  • Authorities reviewing whether first responder posted about Epstein death on 4chan ...

    08/13/2019 11:01:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Zack Budryk
    FULL HEADLINE: "Authorities reviewing whether first responder posted about Epstein death on 4chan before official announcement" The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is looking into a 4chan post purporting to be from a first responder detailing the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein more than 30 minutes before it was made public, according to BuzzFeed News. A user on the message board, a popular hub for white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, reportedly wrote: “dont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this.” The post came 38 minutes before ABC...
  • Destroyer of worlds: the 8chan story

    07/02/2019 12:01:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Tortoise ^ | June 29, 2019 | Nicky Woolf
    On 27 April, before he burst into a San Diego synagogue and opened fire, killing one worshipper and injuring three more, the gunman said goodbye to the community that radicalised him. “It’s been real dudes,” he posted on the far-right politics board, /pol/, on the image-posting site 8chan. “I’ve only been lurking for a year and a half, yet what I’ve learned here is priceless.” The story was familiar. Six weeks earlier, a 28-year-old had killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Before starting his attack, he, too, had posted on 8chan’s /pol/ board. “It’s been a...
  • Saw This In A Group That Posted From 4Chan ... Antifa Assault In Portland, OR ... Antifa Suspect

    07/01/2019 9:35:10 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/1/2019 | Chad Budnack
    Saw this in a group that posted this from 4Chan. Guy has same backpack long hair. He has a weapon that hit him directly in the head a few times. Not sure if the name is correct but it is the guy. ...
  • Cubs finish investigation of racist hand gesture on TV, ban fan from Wrigley

    05/10/2019 9:36:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 05/08/2019 | Madeline Kenney
    A Cubs fan who flashed a hand gesture associated with white supremacists has been banned for life by the Cubs in the latest incident that shines a light on Wrigley Field’s longstanding reputation for racist behavior. After a daylong investigation Wednesday, the Cubs found the fan who used the gesture behind NBC Sports Chicago reporter Doug Glanville during Tuesday’s broadcast. Team president of business operations Crane Kenney says the fan, who was not publicly identified by the Cubs, will be banned from Wrigley Field. During the game Tuesday, Glanville, who is black, stood beside the Cubs’ dugout, talking on-air...
  • An Anonymous Online Anime Fan Solved A Problem That's Been Eluding Mathematicians For Decades

    10/30/2018 6:55:18 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    IFL Science ^ | 10/25/2018 | staff
    You may not have heard of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but, among anime fans at least, it’s a pretty big deal. Originally a series of light novels, it follows the adventures of typical high schooler Kyon and the time-travel alien ESP club he is forced to help create by his beautiful if eccentric friend, the titular Haruhi. Since its original run in 2003, it has spawned 10 additional volumes, a film adaptation, several video games, and even its own religion, Haruhiism. It was first adapted into an anime back in 2006. The show only lasted three months but there...
  • Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?

    10/18/2018 5:32:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Bell
    Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts after users on pro-Trump Reddit forum r/The_Donald coordinated efforts to set up 'non-player character' profiles mocking liberals on the social networking site. The trolling campaign was born out of the characterisation of liberals as automatons incapable of independent thought on areas of Reddit and 4chan. In 24 hours there were more than 30,000 uses of the term NPC on Twitter, and Facebook pages dedicated to the trend have amassed tens of thousands of followers. So what is an NPC? It's a video game reference. Non-player characters (NPCs) are controlled by the game's artificial intelligence...
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • Avenatti names third Kavanaugh accuser - and dispels 4chan rumor (Says QAnon is a hoax)

    09/26/2018 11:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | September 26, 2018 | Avi Selk, The Washington Post
    A lot of stupid rumors have bubbled up from 4chan's anonymous internet forums over the years, percolating through the public consciousness and wafting into national news headlines before they inevitably evaporate back into obscurity, leaving reality just a little more polluted. Remember the one about the CIA supposedly mistaking 4chan fan-fiction for a dossier of Russian intelligence? Or the one where a 4chan regular, "QAnon," was supposed to be secretly allied with President Trump in a war against global evil? All were nonsense. All made the news, regardless. Remember the one - just Tuesday, actually - where a 4chan user...
  • Accuser of Trump's court pick offers statements to back accusation

    09/26/2018 9:26:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 26, 2018 | Lawrence Hurley and Susan Heavey
    A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault has given a Senate panel sworn statements from four people aimed at backing up her allegation, while a lawyer said he had details about a new allegation by another woman against the judge. Lawyer Michael Avenatti said on Twitter he has submitted a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee from a woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the substance of the woman’s allegation. Avenatti also represents adult film star Stormy Daniels, who previously filed suit...
  • Avenatti Denies 4chan Prankster Punked Him With Hoax Kavanaugh ‘Train’ Gang Rape Accusation

    09/26/2018 3:23:30 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 26 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jake Tapper
    A poster at 4chan made an unconfirmed claim Tuesday morning that he and his girlfriend punked porn star attorney and Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti. The two said they were behind Avenatti going public with an outrageously false story accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his prep school classmate Mark Judge of plying women at school era parties with drugs and alcohol so they could be gang raped by a “train” of men.
  • UPDATE: Avenatti Denies 4chan Prankster Punked Him With Hoax Kavanaugh ‘Train’ Gang Rape Accusation

    09/25/2018 3:11:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Gateway ^ | 9-25-2017 | Kristen
    Update: Avenatti denies he was punked by 4chan trolls. Asked @MichaelAvenatti about the rumor his new client is a hoax: “It never happened. None of it. No truth to it. This is a fabrication of the right because they are worried and they should be." — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 25, 2018 A poster at 4chan made an unconfirmed claim Tuesday morning that he and his girlfriend punked porn star attorney and Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti. The two said they were behind Avenatti going public with an outrageously false story accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his prep school...
  • Avenatti denies being 'duped' by 4Chan user on Kavanaugh claims

    09/25/2018 2:59:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Megan Keller
    Attorney Michael Avenatti on Tuesday dismissed a rumor that he had been duped by a 4Chan user with fake allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "There is a rumor being floated that I was 'duped' or 'pranked' by a 4Chan user re Kavanaugh," Avenatti, who has said he has a client with claims to make against Kavanaugh, tweeted Tuesday. "This is completely false. It never happened; it is a total fabrication. None of it is true." "The right must be very worried," he added. "They should be." A 4Chan user posted earlier Tuesday that his girlfriend reached out to...
  • Michael Avenatti punked by 4chan?

    09/25/2018 11:33:25 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09-25-2018 | Erick Erickson
    So to sum up, rumors are flying Michael Avenatti, the creepy porn lawyer, locked his Twitter account because his supposed Kavanaugh victim is a prankster off 4Chan that successfully trolled him.
  • Bad news conspiracy theorists. QAnon codes are just a guy mashing his keyboard

    08/15/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 114 replies
    Graham Cluely ^ | 8-14-2018 | Graham Cluely
    Researcher Mark Burnett is a world authority on passwords. Think I’m kidding? He has collected millions of passwords over the last couple of decades, and has written a book about the real-life password analyses he has done. It shouldn’t be any surprise then to hear that he’s the kind of guy who’s familiar with the different way people choose passwords - including those who think they can generate a really random password by just mashing their keyboard like a crazy man. Enter the bat-shit crazy QAnon conspiracy theory, which - amongst other things - believes that there is a huge...
  • Q -Annon Revealed!

    08/14/2018 8:02:37 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 195 replies
    Adam Gingrich ^ | 8-14-2018 | JME_FAN
  • How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon

    08/14/2018 8:38:19 PM PDT · by catnipman · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/14/2018 | Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins
    In November 2017, a small-time YouTube video creator and two moderators of the 4chan website, one of the most extreme message boards on the internet, banded together and plucked out of obscurity an anonymous and cryptic post from the many conspiracy theories that populated the website's message board. Over the next several months, they would create videos, a Reddit community, a business and an entire mythology based off the 4chan posts of “Q,” the pseudonym of a person claiming to be a high-ranking military officer. The theory they espoused would become Qanon
  • The internet mystery that has the world baffled

    11/25/2013 5:24:19 PM PST · by Chode · 124 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2013 | Chris Bell
    One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in Sweden, was trawling the web, looking for distraction, when he came across a message on an internet forum. The message was in stark white type, against a black background.
  • Study reveals misuse of archive services by fringe communities (Liberals don't like web archives)

    07/03/2018 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 14 replies ^ | 26June18 | Tiffany Westry Womack
    In a large-scale analysis, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cyprus University of Technology and University College London reveal fringe communities within Reddit and 4chan push the use of URLs from archive services to avoid censorship and undercut advertising revenue of new sources with contrasting ideologies. "Web archiving services play an increasingly important role in today's information ecosystem by preserving online content," said Jeremy Blackburn, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. "News and social media posts have been found to be the most common types of content archived. URLs of...