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Verizon Blocks 4chan

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Verizon Blocks 4chan

According to 4chan’s Twitter account and status update blog, they have been “explicitly blocked” by the Verizon wireless network.

If you’re unfamiliar with 4chan and why an ISP/wireless company would block it, read more about it on Wikipedia. The high-traffic image board of mostly anonymous users was created by Christopher Poole in 2003 and has been the subject of a fair amount of negative media and legal attention over the past six years. But why would Verizon choose to block the site now? Does this put Verizon on par with foreign ISPs that block torrent sites and social networks? Or is there more to the story?

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