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  • Mary Hart blasted for allegedly showing white power symbol at Trump event, Angry Internet calls her 'disgusting'.

    07/05/2020 9:13:41 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 70 replies
    MEAWW ^ | July 5, 2020 | Yasmin Tinwala
    Former 'Entertainment Tonight' host Mary Hart is the latest public figure to be canceled by the Internet for her actions. She has been out of the spotlight for many years and reappeared to host President of the United States Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for the POTUS' Fourth of July event in Mount Rushmore. The 69-year-old former Miss South Dakota winner, made an appearance in her home state on Friday, July 3 to host the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration as Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived on Air Force One. Standing on the podium, Hart stretched out...
  • Top chess personalities slam ABC for questioning if chess is 'racist' [i.e. Australian Broadcasting Corporation]

    06/26/2020 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 24, 2020 12:19 | Zachary Keyser
    After an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Sydney radio station posed the question if chess is racist because it’s customary for the white pieces to move first, Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov and former Australian chess representative John Adams took to Twitter to slam the notion, calling it “bull—” and a waste of taxpayer dollars. Adams noted that ABC contacted him to make a comment on the segment, which is intended to run Wednesday. “They called me up and asked whether I was the John Adams involved in chess,” Adams told the Daily Telegraph. “Then they said with everything going on,...
  • Mexican Man FIRED for Making White Power Sign

    06/24/2020 9:01:47 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 28 replies
    The Blacksphere ^ | 06/24/20 | Tiffany Lane
    San Diego Gas and Electric employee was fired after a stranger posted to Twitter a photo of the man making the white power symbol with his hand while in a company truck. Emmanuel Cafferty says he was just cracking his knuckles, but he was suspended and a few days later, fired. It all started about two weeks ago near a Black Lives Matter rally in Poway when Emmanuel Cafferty, a San Diego Gas and Electric employee, encountered a stranger on the roadway. The stranger followed Cafferty and took a picture of him as his arm hung out the window of...
  • #GoBaldForBLM Trends on Twitter After 4Chan Troll

    06/05/2020 8:10:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    Summit News ^ | 5 June, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    With white women more desperate for attention than ever before, some of them followed through with the #GoBaldForBLM challenge, shaving their heads for Black Lives Matter despite the fact that the entire stunt appears to have been the result of a 4chan troll. #GoBaldForBLM has been trending on Twitter all day, and while much of the hashtag is dominated by people questioning its authenticity, some women do appear to have fallen for it. “The only thing I care about today, tomorrow and in the future is #blacklivesmatter. #goBaldforBLM,” tweeted one woman alongside a picture of her shaved head.
  • NYPD officer appears to make white power sign at protest, prompting probe

    06/04/2020 11:05:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | Jun 4, 2020 | Janelle Griffith and Matteo Moschella
    The New York Police Department said it is aware of the video and that the matter is under internal review. Janelle Griffith and Matteo Moschella A video of a uniformed New York City police officer appearing to make a white power symbol at a George Floyd protest Saturday in New York City has prompted an internal review. The video showing the officer making the apparent "OK" hand gesture — touching the thumb and index finger to make a circle, with the remaining three fingers held outstretched — was posted to social media over the weekend. NBC News is not publishing...
  • Virus restrictions fuel anti-government ‘boogaloo’ movement

    05/13/2020 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2020 | Michael Kunzelman
    They carry high-powered rifles and wear tactical gear, but their Hawaiian shirts and leis are what stand out in the crowds that have formed at state capital buildings to protest COVID-19 lockdown orders. The signature look for the “boogaloo” anti-government movement is designed to get attention. The group, which uses an ’80s movie sequel as a code word for a second civil war, is among the extremists using the armed protests against state-at-home orders as a platform. Like other movements that once largely inhabited corners of the internet, it has seized on the social unrest and economic calamity caused by...
  • Nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly from NIH, WHO, Gates Foundation and others are dumped online

    04/22/2020 9:59:43 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    WAPO aka bezos ^ | 4-22-20 | Souad Mekhennet and Craig Timberg
    Unknown activists have posted nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly belonging to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and other groups working to combat the coronavirus pandemic, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online extremism and terrorist groups. While SITE was unable to verify whether the email addresses and passwords were authentic, the group said the information was released Sunday and Monday and almost immediately used to foment attempts at hacking and harassment by far-right extremists. An Australian cybersecurity expert, Robert Potter, said he was able to verify that the WHO...
  • Second family contends Universal Orlando character made white supremacy hand sign

    01/24/2020 3:21:29 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 61 replies
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | 1/23/2020 | Amanda Dukes
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A second family has alleged that a Universal Orlando actor dressed as a “Despicable Me” character flashed an "okay" hand sign, which is known to symbolize white supremacy, while posing with a 5-year-old Hispanic girl. Attorneys for the girl’s family said it happened last February, five weeks before a person dressed as the same character, Gru, displayed the same sign while taking photos with two biracial children at a Universal Orlando breakfast at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The incident during the breakfast was first reported in October, after the family released the photo and said they...
  • Report: 4Chan Post Announced Jeffrey Epstein’s Death 38 Minutes Before Authorities

    08/13/2019 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08-13-19 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    The New York City Fire Department has said it investigated if first responders or other medical personnel leaked the death of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to anonymous message board 4chan. The news was allegedly posted to the site 38 minutes before the story was initially broken by news outlets and reporters on Twitter. A detailed post revealing Jeffrey Epstein’s death was allegedly leaked on the anonymous message board 4chan 38 minutes before the news first broke on Twitter by ABC News reporter Aaron Katersky, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.
  • Authorities reviewing whether first responder posted about Epstein death on 4chan ...

    08/13/2019 11:01:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Zack Budryk
    FULL HEADLINE: "Authorities reviewing whether first responder posted about Epstein death on 4chan before official announcement" The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is looking into a 4chan post purporting to be from a first responder detailing the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein more than 30 minutes before it was made public, according to BuzzFeed News. A user on the message board, a popular hub for white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, reportedly wrote: “dont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this.” The post came 38 minutes before ABC...
  • Destroyer of worlds: the 8chan story

    07/02/2019 12:01:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Tortoise ^ | June 29, 2019 | Nicky Woolf
    On 27 April, before he burst into a San Diego synagogue and opened fire, killing one worshipper and injuring three more, the gunman said goodbye to the community that radicalised him. “It’s been real dudes,” he posted on the far-right politics board, /pol/, on the image-posting site 8chan. “I’ve only been lurking for a year and a half, yet what I’ve learned here is priceless.” The story was familiar. Six weeks earlier, a 28-year-old had killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Before starting his attack, he, too, had posted on 8chan’s /pol/ board. “It’s been a...
  • Saw This In A Group That Posted From 4Chan ... Antifa Assault In Portland, OR ... Antifa Suspect

    07/01/2019 9:35:10 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/1/2019 | Chad Budnack
    Saw this in a group that posted this from 4Chan. Guy has same backpack long hair. He has a weapon that hit him directly in the head a few times. Not sure if the name is correct but it is the guy. ...
  • Cubs finish investigation of racist hand gesture on TV, ban fan from Wrigley

    05/10/2019 9:36:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 05/08/2019 | Madeline Kenney
    A Cubs fan who flashed a hand gesture associated with white supremacists has been banned for life by the Cubs in the latest incident that shines a light on Wrigley Field’s longstanding reputation for racist behavior. After a daylong investigation Wednesday, the Cubs found the fan who used the gesture behind NBC Sports Chicago reporter Doug Glanville during Tuesday’s broadcast. Team president of business operations Crane Kenney says the fan, who was not publicly identified by the Cubs, will be banned from Wrigley Field. During the game Tuesday, Glanville, who is black, stood beside the Cubs’ dugout, talking on-air...
  • An Anonymous Online Anime Fan Solved A Problem That's Been Eluding Mathematicians For Decades

    10/30/2018 6:55:18 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    IFL Science ^ | 10/25/2018 | staff
    You may not have heard of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but, among anime fans at least, it’s a pretty big deal. Originally a series of light novels, it follows the adventures of typical high schooler Kyon and the time-travel alien ESP club he is forced to help create by his beautiful if eccentric friend, the titular Haruhi. Since its original run in 2003, it has spawned 10 additional volumes, a film adaptation, several video games, and even its own religion, Haruhiism. It was first adapted into an anime back in 2006. The show only lasted three months but there...
  • Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?

    10/18/2018 5:32:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Bell
    Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts after users on pro-Trump Reddit forum r/The_Donald coordinated efforts to set up 'non-player character' profiles mocking liberals on the social networking site. The trolling campaign was born out of the characterisation of liberals as automatons incapable of independent thought on areas of Reddit and 4chan. In 24 hours there were more than 30,000 uses of the term NPC on Twitter, and Facebook pages dedicated to the trend have amassed tens of thousands of followers. So what is an NPC? It's a video game reference. Non-player characters (NPCs) are controlled by the game's artificial intelligence...
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • Avenatti names third Kavanaugh accuser - and dispels 4chan rumor (Says QAnon is a hoax)

    09/26/2018 11:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | September 26, 2018 | Avi Selk, The Washington Post
    A lot of stupid rumors have bubbled up from 4chan's anonymous internet forums over the years, percolating through the public consciousness and wafting into national news headlines before they inevitably evaporate back into obscurity, leaving reality just a little more polluted. Remember the one about the CIA supposedly mistaking 4chan fan-fiction for a dossier of Russian intelligence? Or the one where a 4chan regular, "QAnon," was supposed to be secretly allied with President Trump in a war against global evil? All were nonsense. All made the news, regardless. Remember the one - just Tuesday, actually - where a 4chan user...
  • Accuser of Trump's court pick offers statements to back accusation

    09/26/2018 9:26:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 26, 2018 | Lawrence Hurley and Susan Heavey
    A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault has given a Senate panel sworn statements from four people aimed at backing up her allegation, while a lawyer said he had details about a new allegation by another woman against the judge. Lawyer Michael Avenatti said on Twitter he has submitted a sworn statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee from a woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the substance of the woman’s allegation. Avenatti also represents adult film star Stormy Daniels, who previously filed suit...
  • Avenatti Denies 4chan Prankster Punked Him With Hoax Kavanaugh ‘Train’ Gang Rape Accusation

    09/26/2018 3:23:30 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 26 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jake Tapper
    A poster at 4chan made an unconfirmed claim Tuesday morning that he and his girlfriend punked porn star attorney and Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti. The two said they were behind Avenatti going public with an outrageously false story accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his prep school classmate Mark Judge of plying women at school era parties with drugs and alcohol so they could be gang raped by a “train” of men.