4chan is an anonymous English-language imageboard website. Launched by Christopher "moot" Poole in October 2003, the site hosts boards dedicated to a wide variety of topics, from anime and manga to video games, cooking, weapons, television, music, literature, history, fitness, politics, and sports, among others.
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4chan is an English language website based on the Japanese Futaba Channel where people can post and discuss pictures and other images. Sites such as these are called imageboards. It was started in 2003 by "moot" also known as Christopher Poole, who was 15 years old at the time.
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Poole was born in 1988 and grew up in New York City. As a teenager, he was a member of the Something Awful forum, and frequented the anonymous Japanese textboard 2channel and its offshoot 2chan. Until 2008, when his name was revealed in The Wall Street Journal, Poole took great lengths to protect his identity, going under the pseudonym of Robert in...
Poole established 4chan on October 1, 2003, using translated source codefrom 2chan, and sought to combine the anime culture on 2chan with the community on Something Awful. In April 2009, Poole was voted the most influential person of 2008 with 16,794,368 votes by an open Internet poll conducted by Time, beating out the likes of Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, and Oprah Winfrey. It was soon discovered that the users of the /b/ board had manipulated the results of the poll in Poole's favor. Sever...
In 2010, it was reported that Poole had raised $625,000 to create a new online enterprise, Canvas. Among the site's investors were Marc Andreessen and Joshua Schachter. Canvas officially launched on January 31, 2011, in beta, and featured digitally modified images created by users of the site. In contrast to 4chan, users were required to identify themselves using Facebook Connect.A similar app, called DrawQuest, launched on February 8, 2013. On January 21, 2014, Poole announced that, effectiv...
On January 21, 2015, Poole stepped down as the head administrator of 4chan. Two days later, he held his final 4chan Q&A. Following his departure from 4chan, he began to turn the site over to three anonymous 4chan moderators while looking for a buyer for the website. On September 21, 2015, Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel, took over as the site's owner. On March 8, 2016, via a post on Tumblr, Poole announced that he had been hired by Google in an undisclosed position, a decision tha...
In November 2012, it was reported that Poole had sent a cease and desistletter to the startup moot.it, citing the similarities between the startup's name and his username, moot.
- Virginia Commonwealth University (no degree)
- c. 1988 (age 33–34), New York City, New York, United States
- Entrepreneur, former Google employee
While 4chan's /pol/ board is the most popular board under the "/pol/" name, versions on other websites have existed. These include Kohlchan, 8chan (later 8kun), 16chan, Shitchan, and Endchan, with some less popular "/pol/" themed boards accessible through the Tor network on sites such as 9chan and Neinchan. 
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Mar 18, 2017 · What exactly is 4chan and who are its users? At first glance, 4chan seems relatively uncomplicated. It is, as it describes itself on the top of a minimal homepage, "a simple image-based...