4Chan

nostradamus

QAnon Hysteria Shows that the World Learned Nothing From 2016

Calling the internet’s newest conspiracy craze a leftist prank just adds another layer of unproven conspiratorial bullshit.
Matthew Gault
8.9.18
Memes

Researchers Studied 160 Million Memes and Found Most of Them Come From Two Websites

A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit, 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread.
Samantha Cole
6.12.18
Obituaries

Adam Parfrey's Feral House Was the Forerunner to Reddit and 4chan

Parfrey is dead at 61.
Matthew Gault
5.11.18
LFE

The Obscure 4chan Religion That Promises a Cyberpunk Afterlife

Anime cult or 4chan prank? Unravelling the mystery of systemspace.
Addison Nugent
11.27.17
first amendment

Berkeley Doesn't Have to Choose Between Social Justice and Free Speech

Framing the controversy in terms of “classic” trolling rhetoric allows us to talk about more than just free speech.
Whitney Phillips
9.26.17
Memes

Surreal Memes Are the Last Escape the Internet Has

The best part is that they’re about nothing at all.
Louise Matsakis
7.1.17
Trolls Gonna Troll

How 4Chan's Structure Creates a 'Survival of the Fittest' for Memes

High turnover and a battle for attention breeds offensive but viral content.
Corin Faife
6.1.17
Meme Magic

'Kill All Normies' Is About the Alt-Right But the Left Ends Up Looking Worse

A new book from Irish author Angela Nagle chronicles the rise of the alt-right and how the worst of the internet went mainstream.
Roisin Kiberd
5.12.17
Shadow Brokers

The Password to the Latest NSA Leak Is a 4chan Meme

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Sarah Jeong
4.18.17
The Deplorables

The Secret Chatrooms Where Donald Trump Memes Are Born

"Nobody asks to be invited there, it’s one of those things where you have to be tapped."
Jason Koebler
4.4.17
Meme Magic

Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers

Asserting that alt-right "trolls" were a deciding factor in Trump’s victory minimizes the broader trends that amplified their influence.
Whitney Phillips, Jessica Beyer, and Gabriella Coleman
3.22.17
garbage fire

The ‘Rules of the Internet’ Reflect an Online Wild West That’s Fading Away

"If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions."
Roisin Kiberd
2.22.17