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An analysis of the Archives of the Anime Boards (/a/) Modcat used to patrol, derived from the scraping of his past wires, shows that the exit and replacement by another guard had an impact on the language used. Motherboard used a 4chan archive and wrote a program to scrape off council data over the past five years, counting the number of cases of frequent hate speech against blacks, Latinos, Jews and LGBTQ people every day, as well as neo-Nazi slogans. This program has scratched only the text and therefore not the instances of the language in images, a common means of communication on 4chan. Immediately after his departure, according to former moderators, users searched the board and spammingneonazi slogans like “sieg heil” and “heil Hitler” in about 150. (The use of these terms was negligible before Modcat`s departure.) The forum also had long-term repercussions after the first hold-up of /a/. During Modcats` short tenure, the anime`s board of directors had hate speech in only one in 50 positions in total. Since his departure, this has increased to about 30,000 people. Before he became a director of 4chan, Christopher Poole received “a lot of threatening emails,” as he put it. After the wood leaks and the 4chan janitors who were talking with the motherboard, the manager of 4chans concierges is RapeApe. He is relatively little known, even from the janitors who spoke to us and worked for him, although he has been monitoring the day-to-day operations of 4chan for the past ten years. Poole had launched 4chan as a way for other anime-obsessed to post and discuss the images. But over the next decade, it has turned into the largest factory in the network of memes and hesitation.
LOLcats and Rickrolling started on 4chan. The same goes for Anonymous, the international collective of hacktivists and geeks. Lately, 4chan has been in the crosshairs of two of the biggest controversies on the Internet: the leaks of naked celebrities named Fappening and Gamergate, the increasingly evil struggle for sexism in the video game industry. Launched in 2003 by Christopher Poole, 4chan was originally a place where animation could be discussed. Since its inception, the site has been enriched with roundtable discussions on everything from travel to fitness, video games and origami. It now has about 22 million visitors per month. Some of them are also grounds for recruiting neo-Nazi groups. 4chan`s new extremist element can be related to an infamous “politically incorrect” picture, which appears on the website as a “pole/”. Allegedly dedicated to political discussion, /pol/threads often include users who call each other racist terms, argue for the genocide of entire nations or ethnicities, or discuss the question of whether different terms are “degenerate” – a notion of Nazi art for material (or man) to clean up.
Posters there celebrate and stall some of the most famous mass killers of the past decade, from Anders Breivik to Dylann Roof. Well, being a 4chan mod means you have to hurt yourself to the owner, and they`ll get you through the balls if you ever try to contradict the commands. Gosh is a very tough policy. It seems that the future hosts of 4chan should be neighbors with Edward Snowden if they ever get on with it.