Experts believe that by giving the conspiracy theory oxygen, the president will embolden the group, which the FBI has called a potential domestic terrorist threat.
Alt-right homophobes have a detailed "psy-ops" plan that they hope will convince brands to cut ties with the LGBTQ community.
“Shutting these sites down can be a double-edged sword”
The accusations are fueling the community's baseless theory that liberal elites are running a child sex trafficking ring.
Violent threats against minorities have also proliferated on the anonymous message board.
All schools in the Charlottesville division closed Thursday and Friday after threats on 4chan to target minority students at Charlottesville High School.
“We’re still trying to determine if the threat is credible,” a Charlottesville police spokesman told VICE News.
The company has since apologized, saying the move was done without "proper due diligence to understand the history and the controversy of the site." That's bullshit.
There’s reason to believe that even if you choose to leave an extremist community, the worldview isn’t easy to shake
Apparently we've now reached the "racist 4Chan scam" phase of the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick's new ad.
Calling the internet’s newest conspiracy craze a leftist prank just adds another layer of unproven conspiratorial bullshit.