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4chan members spread anti-Semitic messages on Twitter by posing as Jews

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:43 PM

The 4chan post called for members of the /pol board to pose as Jews to spread propaganda and disinformation. They would also accuse people correcting them of being anti-Semites.

Political memes abound. Here's what some researchers learned about their spread

Jan 21, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Here's what researchers had to say in 2018 regarding 4 online communities that spread political – and sometimes hateful – memes

SPREADING MEMES. Learn a little about the groups that spread political memes. Donald Trump file photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images/AFP

Cybersecurity roundup: April 29 to May 5, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 1:44 PM

On this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, we've got Facebook stalkers, Cambridge Analytica news, and pacemaker security.

4chan founder Chris Poole heads to Google

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Poole is best known for founding 4chan – modeled after the Japanese 2chan imageboards – and managing 4chan s rise to popularity among Internet users who prefer to discuss topics anonymously

CHRISTOPHER POOLE. A photograph of Christopher Poole, also known as "moot", at the XOXO Festival in Portland Oregon. September 2012. Photo by Jscott from Wikimedia Commons.

Emma Watson nude photo leak threat a hoax?

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Emma recently faced the threat of having private photos exposed to the world leading supporters to rally around her online – but the original site in question has now been replaced with something else

5 Internet sites where it gets pretty weird

Nov 30, 2013 - 8:31 PM

The Internet may be strange enough as it is but here are 5 sites that show you just how weird things can get

Body of missing student Tripathi found

Apr 26, 2013 - 9:24 AM

The body of missing student Sunil Tripathi has been found

SUNIL FOUND. The body of Sunil Tripathi, pictured center, was found off the waters of India Point Park in Rhode Island. Photo from Facebook