You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation. The site rose to prominence in as 4chan users fled to 7chan for fewer posting restrictions. Following the announcement, many 4chan users left the site for 7chan to evade the restrictions.
However, 4chan's anonymous and ephemeral nature soon made it into chaotic and influential hub of Internet culture that has produced innumerable memespranks, raids, and controversies. In April4chan received 69 million views rank globally according to SimilarWeb  and 63 million rank according to Alexa. Christopher Poole aka "moot" founded 4chan in
Google representatives have yet to respond to our original request for comment. Ars Technica has been unable to determine exactly when the change went into effect, but Imgur posts as early as this Wednesday pointed to a Google-wide ban of the imageboard site 8chan. As of press time, cursory attempts to find Google search results with content hosted at that site came up empty; searches for specific pages, or for sites containing terms 8chan, 8ch, or 8ch. In the case of a search for the domain directly, or for more targeted terms, the brief page of results would end in the aforementioned warning.
A recent news story by NBC 5 Investigates has prompted some local school districts to inform residents and parents about the dangers of sexting and anonymous image boards. The NBC5 story says that it has uncovered anonymous online image boards bearing the logos of Chicago-area and Illinois high schools, in which users request and trade nude photographs of women, purportedly former students. While we have no evidence that any Geneva student, current or former, is involved with these boards, we want to remind our students and alumni to make good decisions for themselves and others when it comes to sharing pictures via text or online.
This is the group that made Microsoft's teen-loving bot Tay turn racist and start praising Hitler. Brennan had been a 4chan user for years and says he came up with the idea for 8chan while on mushrooms. They made him a little more pathetic than he is.
These findings are remarkable given that anonymous users gain no consistent reputation among their fellow users by taking part in these practices and have nothing to risk in terms of community prestige. I conclude that member registration and expression of a virtual embodied identity are not required for inspiring investment of user energy in preserving and enforcing the boundaries and culture of a virtual community, and that anonymous spaces like 4chan actually have more in common with communities that depend on persistent user identity than they care to admit. Though a community may establish itself against mainstream, culturally dominant forms of behavior, it runs the risk of replicating the same ideological mechanisms utilized by the dominant culture in order to ensure its continued existence as an oppositionary community.
An owner moderates each board, with zero interaction from site administration. As with unaffiliated imageboard 4chanthe site is linked to harmful activismin particular that of the alt-rightas well as to multiple mass shootings in the United States and New Zealand. The site was taken off the clearnet on August 5, after the network infrastructure provider Cloudflare took down their content delivery network service and Voxility, a web services company that rented servers to the site's hosting provider, also took their servers down in the aftermath of the back to back shootings on August 3 and August 4 of the same year in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. No experience or programming knowledge is necessary for users to create their own boards.
A channer who spends most of his time on 2ch. Yes, imageboards do exist in Russia. An Australian textboard channeler.
On 4chan you'll find anime, porn, and sports chatter. After a wave of recent attacks by white nationalists across the world, social media platforms have begun cracking down on hate speech. But anonymous online forums like 4chan — a comment board designed to facilitate discussions between users posting threads of text, images, and memes — have remained a toxic, anonymous mixture of hate, bigotry, and misogyny, and have given violent extremists a kind of digital safe space.