Posts tagged "4chan"

4chan Drove A Book Vlogger Off Of YouTube For Existing As A Book Vlogger On YouTube — But What Classy Thing Will They Do Next?

Classy as always, 4chan used its collective powers to drive a book vlogger off of YouTube with comments on her channel that were in turns condescending, mansplaining, and vulgar. She had nothing to do with the forum’s /lit/ board; her channel’s link was posted there for a discussion about book vloggers, and, of course, the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015

Complete Piece Of Shit “Journalist” Releases Unconfirmed Name Of UVA Rape Victim “Jackie”

Sigh. Here is your daily reminder that human beings can be really, really horrible. Charles C. Johnson (above), a former writer for the conservative Daily Caller and founder of GotNews, published what he claims sources told him is the real name of “Jackie,” the woman featured in Rolling Stone‘s controversial UVA rape article. On Friday,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

The Snappening Is Happening: 90,000 Stolen SnapChat Images Posted Online

It was easy for some to dismiss the privacy concerns surrounding last month’s “Fappening” as the price of fame, as though winning an Oscar or being a Sports Illustrated cover model means you must expect and accept being hacked and having your nude photos posted on the internet. But the latest hacking scandal doesn’t play…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2014

AnonIB’s Date Rape Problem

Trigger warning: rape

By now we’re all familiar with the infamous celebrity photo leak of 2014, aka “The Fappening,” as it’s been dubbed by the Internet. But what most people are less familiar with is the supposed “Ground Zero” site for the leak, AnonIB. And not only is AnonIB the Internet’s worst kept…

By: Frances Locke / October 1, 2014

Hackers Threaten To Release Nude Photos Of Emma Watson After Her Feminist Speech At The UN

Emma Watson may be the latest celebrity to have nude photos leaked on the Internet — in her case as retribution for a kickass speech she gave at the United Nations about feminism. 4chan, the hackers behind the nude photo leaks of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebs, claim they have naked photos of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2014

Celeb Nude Pic Leak Includes Underage Photos Of McKayla Maroney, Constitutes Child Porn

This weekend’s #CelebGate nude photo leak — also known as “The Fappening” — has gotten even more unsavory. Amongst the many hundreds of alleged celeb nude photos  — stolen from personal smartphones and hard drives by hackers and then uploaded to 4chan and Reddit — are a handful of photos of gymnast McKayla Maroney, who,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 2, 2014

On “The Fappening” & 4chan’s Violent Attitude Towards Women

Here’s what I’ve learned about men on the internet who are annoying at best and abusive at worst: They think they know the women they harass. They have access to our ideas and our creative output (i.e. writing, videos, etc.), to our faces, to basic information about us, to a few scant personal details, and…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2014

Jenna Jameson Got Help From 4Chan To Track Down Ex-Assistant

When your former assistant hacks into your social media accounts and deletes all your shit, who ya gonna call? 4CHAN! Porn star Jenna Jameson went straight to the bowels of the internet — specifically 4Chan’s /b/ forum — for help finding her troublemaking former assistant, but had to jump through a few, um, hoo…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2014

R.I.P. Society: Teenage Girl Says She Will Have Sex With Teenage Boy If He Gets 1 Million Facebook Likes

So this is majorly depressing: Petter Kverneng, a teenage boy in Norway, really wanted to have sex with his crush Cathrine, though she wasn’t particularly into it. So she — allegedly — told him she’d have sex with him if he could get one million likes on Facebook. Because there’s nothing the world cares more…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2013

4chan Tracks Down Kitten Dumper And Puppy Thrower

The surprisingly powerful coven of internet wizards that make up 4chan are known for many things. The site made the news for creating “Rickrolling” and making “Justin Bieber Syphilis” a top Google search. While their wide spectrum of computer pranks is hard to categorize, one thing is certain—the users of 4chan are dedicated. And most…

By: Kelli Bender / August 31, 2010

What The Heck Is 4chan?

When I first went to 4chan.org, I didn’t know what the heck was going on. It’s a pretty plain-looking site with long lists of random topics that users can click on. However, once I unlocked the secrets of this site, I realized that it’s basically like an internet army. It’s turned into a place where…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 26, 2010