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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 (all image boards). More at: 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.

Read the full story here.

  • BluntObjection
    Proxies anyone?
  • seraphimcaduto
    got a map for that?
  • Pei-chen
    Is Hillary going to develop an app to defeat Verizon?
  • trooth
    4chan is a site for degenerates, society is not losing out here.
  • outlw6669
    I guess someone does not leik mudkipz...
  • "4chan is a site for degenerates, society is not losing out here." Well trooth it doesn't really matter what you think about the site or its users.The internet is about freedom , or you want to block all the sites that don't appeal to you? If I would use Verizon Id be angry right now even if I am not a 4chan user.
  • JohnnyLucky
    It's a popular forum? Never heard of it.
  • necronic
    Yeah, who cares what the content is. People here always seem to be so about internet freedom unless it doesn't affect them or affects a group they have a personal dislike for. This is net neutrality 101, and clearly wrong.

    What's their justification for it? DDoS attacks? That possibly could be fair justification but I would want to see evidence of that, cause anyone could simply claim it about any large online organization and shut them down.
  • r3t4rd
    Wow...and Verizon opts to not block the real "melishious" websites? *shakes head*

    My personal opinion:
    I'd agree with Verizon only if these conditions are found to be true of 4Chan.
    1) 90% of members are for or members of PETA
    2) They all use Apple products
    3) They all think Steve Jobs is the Messiah
    5) They are all facists tree huggin liberal
    6) They want me to pay for thier Health Care.
  • KC8DKT
    Verizon blocked 4Chan? I can not stad this room but blocking it?

    Its a sad, sad day for EVERY ONE...
    (even if you do not know it)