Mildly interesting: A Longitudinal Measurement Study of 4chan’s Politically Incorrect Forum and its Effect on the Web

Not important, nor urgent, but very entertaining:

The discussion board site 4chan has been a part of the Internet’s dark underbelly since its creation, in 2003, by ‘moot’ (Christopher Poole). But recent events have brought it under the spotlight, making it a central figure in the outlandish 2016 US election campaign, with its links to the “alt-right” movement and its rhetoric of hate and racism. However, although 4chan is increasingly “covered” by the mainstream media, we know little about how it actually operates and how instrumental it is in spreading hate on other social platforms. A new study, with colleagues at UCL, Telefonica, and University of Rome now sheds light on 4chan and in particular, on /pol/, the “politically incorrect” board.

Scientists study 4chan – learn important lessons!

The USA has now been proven to be more oppressive than the former USSR!!!

 

Oh, this brings back so many flashbacks!!!

Including using ‘wheat paste’ – a type of ‘glue’ (if you can call it that) that is made up from mixing wheat flour with water.

As kids behind the iron curtain, this was the ‘go to’ home-made recipe for glue when no real glue could be bought in the stores.  It is temporary at best and dissolves at the first rain…without making any mark whatsoever on the material it had been pasted on.

And, it would also ‘flake off’ if it dried out too much – say about 12 hours after being applied in a low humidity environment.

In other words, using ‘wheat paste’ glue is proof that no property damage was intended or inflicted.  Yet, the arrest and charges and potential jail sentence remain.  To be served in mosly Islamic part of the prison, no doubt…

WTF!!!