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Old 07-27-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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AT&T Blocked img.4chan.org

Well, it seems to be over now, but for several hours AT&T blocked 2 boards on the (in)famous 4chan site (most notably /b/, the "random" board), causing many to accuse it of censorship and labeling this "the first shot in the net neutrality war."

http://stormen.wordpress.com/2009/07...-blocks-4chan/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10296152-36.html

http://encyclopediadramatica.com/ATT_Blocks_4chan

However, AT&T's official explanation on the matter is that the block was a temporary measure enacted in response to a denial-of-service attack.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/27...locking-4chan/

Either way, it should be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Old 07-28-2009, 07:04 AM   #2
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:32 PM   #4
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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4chan is a very large and popular image board. Image boards are kind of like forums, but they revolve around pictures; threads start with a picture and a message and people can make a comment to the picture or reply with their own (most do so anonymously). Image boards originated in Japan, but now there are several available in the English language, 4chan included (most still have traces of Japanese origin, being oriented to subjects in Japanese culture).

Now, there are many boards in 4chan. For example, there is an video game board (/v/) which is about video games. The most popular and notorious board by far is the random board, /b/, which effectively has no rules outside of banning illegal content (for example, child pornography). This environment, combined with the people who post there, has created an... interesting culture, to say the least. Many memes originate in /b/, which has been called "the asshole of the internet." Now, if you want to explore it further, I have only one thing to say; "abandon all hope ye who enter here."

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And, in other news, moot (4chan's starter, owner, and administrator) has accepted AT&T's explanation.

http://status.4chan.org/index.html#2174049422947602936

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Old 07-28-2009, 09:32 PM   #6
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me too. i've never heard of 4chan before. i'm sorry for that.

i guess AT&T just did their part. It will all be over soon.

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