Tagged: 4chan

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Incite Drama: The Emma Watson Hoax Explained

Emma Watson, star of movies like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, was rumoured to have her nudes leaked. It turned out to be a hoax, and was widely reported. The hoax itself, however, was another hoax, orchestrated by someone or some group. This article tries to find some truth in all the rumours. On the 21st of September a fairly unknown site called FoxWeekly.com went viral. The topic being a story about alleged leaked nudes of Emma Watson. The site linked to a page titled ‘Emma You Are Next’, and featured a four-leaf clover – the...

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‘4chan is kill’. How An Internet Dinosaur Was Brought Down

A rift has appeared among the ranks of 4chan, with large quantities of users bidding the website farewell in favour of alternatives like 8chan.co. How could it be that the most infamous community found on the internet has started to break up? Over a decade has ruled the darker sides of the internet. What does this mean? During the last few weeks, a lot of big and important things happened on the internet. GamerGate, The Fappening, and the death of 4chan. Is 4chan really dead? No, it isn’t, but it might as well be to most of their decennium-long users....

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What media get wrong about ‘The Fappening’

A few days ago, there it was. Candid nudeshots of lots of celebrities. It was quickly called ‘the fappening’, dubbed after a pun between ‘fapping’ (masturbating) and ‘the happening’ (a buzzword used by lots of self-important hipsters). Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, some Disney stars I don’t know; all had their private pictures leak from ‘iCloud’, Apple’s cloud-storing program. Mainstream media jumped on this opportunity to blast sites like 4chan and Reddit for spreading these images, often calling those who did ‘vile, creepy 14-year olds’.  Though that may be true, there are a lot of misunderstandings in the...

The Leiden High School-Shooting Hoax? 0

The Leiden High School-Shooting Hoax?

On saturday, some nutcase posted this on 4chan. Because I live in Leiden, this sparked my interest. Not only mine, but also that of the police. Every high school is closed today, as the local police is working together with the FBI, as they have experience with dealing with this kind of threat/d (see what I did there?). However, I think this is just some fool trying to look cool. And I have some proof to back it up, after the jump.