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Report: Verizon Has Blocked 4Chan

4Chan says that its boards have been blocked by Verizon. The situation echoes events last summer that saw AT&T block 4Chan because of a reported DDoS attack. ReadWriteWeb reports that 4Chan users have been experiencing problems accessing the site from Verizon devices. Confirmation of the problems comes via the official 4Chan twitter account which was yesterday updated with the following:

"Verizon Wireless is filtering HTTP traffic to/from boards.4chan.org (all image boards). More at: http://status.4chan.org. Please RT."

At around 11am yesterday the founder of 4Chan, Christopher Poole (AKA 'Moot'), wrote on the forum's blog that he had been receiving complaints from Verizon users "over the last 72 hours." A later update confirms that, "After an hour and a half on the phone, we've received confirmation from Verizon's Network Repair Bureau (NRB) that we are 'explicitly blocked,'" and gives instructions for those affected to call customer support.

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