Emma Watson Nude Clock Was a Hoax Designed to Bring Down 4chan

On Tuesday, contributors to 4chan's /pol message board frantically scrambled to clear their anonymous names over accusations that they were behind a countdown clock that promised to reveal stolen nude photos of Emma Watson in retaliation for a speech Watson gave to the UN about feminism. That night, we found out they… » 9/24/14 3:00pm 9/24/14 3:00pm

4chan Swears They're Not Threatening to Release Emma Watson's Nudes

Did you hear the one about how 4chan users, enraged to the point of madness after Emma Watson's pro-feminism speech to the UN, have threatened to unleash the Harry Potter star's hacked nudes to the internet in retaliation? If you have, it's probably because you spent some amount of time yesterday or today on the… » 9/23/14 4:15pm 9/23/14 4:15pm

#EndFathersDay Was Brought To You By Trolls

If you were paying attention to Twitter earlier today, you might have been more perplexed than usual by one of the trending hashtags. By midday, #EndFathersDay was awash with Proud Twitter Reasonables who simply couldn't believe that Twitter Activists Had Gone Too Far in calling for Father's Day — in supporters' eyes,… » 6/13/14 8:30pm 6/13/14 8:30pm

4Chan Declared War on Feminism without Finding Out What Feminism Is

Last week, 4chan community /b/ attempted to do like it do and troll the internet. The latest prank involved peppering Twitter and Instagram with the tag #bikinibridge, which is the goofball term for when, according to the Urban Dictionary, "bikini bottoms are suspended between the two hip bones, causing a space… » 1/13/14 2:00pm 1/13/14 2:00pm

What Happens When a 13-Year-Old 4Chan Cam Girl Grows Up?

4chan, that bizarre cesspit of the Internet that most people know to avoid, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. And with the rise of the website came the rise of the Chan — a pantheon of 20 or so young women who gained a huge following for posting photos of themselves on the site's image boards. » 10/13/13 1:00pm 10/13/13 1:00pm

Bodybuilders Think This Dude Is Too Ugly to Get Hot Girls

As you have no doubt learned over the years, it's not okay to not be conventionally attractive and still manage to pull tail. That's what young squire Christopher Scott learned when a user named DarezHonda/OptimusPrim3 he was not even friends with on Facebook took issue with the many photos Scott had posted of himself… » 8/23/13 12:25pm 8/23/13 12:25pm

The ‘Creepy’ Dude Who Trolled Taylor Swift Says He Wasn't Trolling

Earlier this week, Boston's Kiss FM cancelled a meet and greet with beloved songstress Taylor Swift because 4chan and Reddit hijacked the online contest meant to determine who would get to meet Taylor. 4chan and Reddit helped a 39-year-old man named Charles Z. win, describing him as "creepy" and saying that he wanted… » 7/25/13 10:50am 7/25/13 10:50am

Hilarious Internet Collective Continues Tradition of Taunting Teen Who…


Fifteen-year-old Amanda Cummings stepped in front of a bus two days after Christmas, suicide note in her pocket. Her family's understandably heartbroken by their loss, but they're even more heartbroken by the response Amanda's death has gotten on the internet. Online forum 4chan, notorious for targeting dead kids for… » 1/05/12 7:00pm 1/05/12 7:00pm

Mom Tries To Sell Kids' Toys On eBay, Becomes Internet Target

After two little boys used the family bathtub as a "battle arena" for Beyblades, a spinning top toy, their mom had to get the tub resurfaced. As punishment, the mom decided to sell their Beyblades on eBay and use the proceeds, plus the money in their piggy banks, to pay for the $500 repairs. It sounds pretty harsh… » 2/18/11 9:25am 2/18/11 9:25am