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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, music, literature, fitness, politics, and sports, among others. Registration is not possible, and users generally post anonymously, with threads receiving recent replies being "bumped" to the top of their respective board and old threads being automatically deleted as new ones are created. As of May 2020, 4chan receives more than 27 million unique monthly visitors, with approximately 900,000 posts made daily.

The site was created as a counterpart to the Japanese imageboard Futaba Channel, also known as 2chan, and the first boards were created for posting images and discussion related to anime. 4chan has been described as a hub of Internet subculture, with 4chan's community being influential in the formation and spread of prominent Internet memes, including lolcats, Rickrolling, and rage comics, as well as activist and political movements, such as Anonymous and the alt-right. 4chan has often been the subject of media attention as a source of numerous controversies, including the coordination of pranks, harassment, attacks against other websites and Internet users and the posting of illegal content, threats of violence, misogyny and racism. The Guardian once summarized the 4chan community as "lunatic, juvenile ... brilliant, ridiculous and alarming".

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