4Chan Helped FBI Prevent A School Shooting ... No, Really

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What is it with 4chan and young guys thinking child porn is acceptable? F**king disgusting.

Mazty:
What is it with 4chan and young guys thinking child porn is acceptable? F**king disgusting.

One word: desensitization. Unfortunately due to pretty much anything being readily available/viewable on the internet everything which would have been previously deemed horrific slowly loses its impact.

its nice to see anonymous/4chan is working on a better public image

They've also done this before. Some kid was planning to bomb his school and shoot it up, but he posted a picture to 4Chan without taking all his user data off it beforehand. Derp.

The ironic thing being that being a regular 4chan visitor probably provided the kiddie porn he needed to be convicted.

This news article assumes 4chan really has a singular agenda about anything. Despite whatever clique of 4chan was responsible for his conviction, I'm sure there were other cliques that heard of his idea of broadcasting a massacre live and were like, "AWESOME! DO IT!"

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

...*starts clapping* Well played sir....well played indeed

Random Argument Man:

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

There! It's fixed.

I like it when 4Chan does things like this instead of being a troll production factory.

hehe, considering the people that goes there, they might have done it to troll the shit out of "Saad"

and i would think that more than halve of the guys that "posted" in his thread were encouraging him

but i guess the rest had a momment of "enlightment"

hehehe

4chan is bipolar...

This isn't exactly the first time they've stopped a crime.

They're internet superheroes..... When they're not the villans..... It's complicated.

Guess most of Us Brits...

*Puts On Sunglasses*

Don't really watch CSI

This only makes up for about 2% of the images on 4chan

Is child porn pre-installed on people's computers these days? Anytime anyone is raided for anything at all, there always seems to be child porn on their computer.

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

I...wha...that....you....

*standing applause*

Anyway. Always nice to see the dark, wretched corners of the internet doing good deeds.

Shit man I saw that comment.
i wasn't sure quite what was going on =/

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

You, sir, are a man of win, and I salute you for it.

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

Damn. I laughed.

:D

This article's name's kind of misleading. Using this logic, you could say that Al-Quaida helped the FBI prevent a terrorist attack, because they flagged him because he was Al-Quaida (or something like that.) Still, good news for everyone.

Am I the only one that thinks that reporting a threat of multiple homicide isn't really heroism, just somwthing people should do regardless?

Not to say that it wasn't a good thing, but I'm just of the mindset that you have an obligation to prevent things like that if you have the chance.

gim73:
If he had made a map of his school on a fps then that is totally normal.

I think your definition of "normal" needs some serious re-working if you think this is normal. This is sick.

People fail to realise that 4chan is made up of many people like any other forum, and someone might not approve of what you're doing. People also need to remember that Anonymous is a lot like the Adam West Joker. It only does things if they're funny.

Anonymous will laugh and crack jokes about the stupidity of others. Harass girls who make Youtube videos threatening them and saying that she'll put a gun in their mouth and make them a brain slushy. Convince a naive 14 year old (who shouldn't even be on /b/ in the first place) to completely destroy his fathers HDD. They'll steal from the rich and fight the strong.

Yet they have a sense of morals. If a kid abuses his cat on video, they'll track him down. If a man is molesting kids and they find out, they'll report him to the authorities. If an organisation masquerading as a religion is destroying lives, they'll protest. And, in this case, if a man brags about how he's going to shoot up a school, you bet they're going to find him.

Where are the lulz in hurting the weak and the innocent? Nowhere.

Edit: By the way, all those examples I just gave? Real things

Mantonio:
Where are the lulz in hurting the weak and the innocent? Nowhere.

Now, now. No need to be so close minded.

Something tells me that /b/ was pulling the ultimate troll...

this isnt my name:

I dont like 4chan

:o shhh anonymous might eat you

For some reason, this doesn't suprise me. The child pornography part included, because I know what is on 4chan. What did surprise me is how the site is beginning to be shown in a more positively light. Frankily, I find that scary.

have youever noticed that when the fbi look at some ones PC the always find CP im sory but as far as the child porn goes im doubting it im sure the fbi would find kid Porn on your grandmothers computer that she was given one cristmas and refuses to use as it is to new a fandangled

4Chan.... A force for neutral. Apparently.

Cool, first post and most popular. Things is lookin' up.

this isnt my name:

Reed Spacer:
I guess this makes the guy

*Puts on sunglasses* A Saad sonovabitch.

Yeah.

Epic post.

I dont like 4chan, but imes like this I actually think they arent so bad.

You know 4 chan isnt so bad. /b/ cam be wierd, but /mu/ and other boards are alright, everyone on each board has in depth knowledge of their interest. There is trolls, and there is elitism, but these people arent as bad as one thinks.

teh_Canape:
for some reason, I find this "alliance" comparable with Mario and Bowser, most of the time they want to kill each other, but sometimes they cool and go play tennis together

^This is epic. The article itself wasn't funny, I am not really surprised that 4chan worked to stop a mass murder, but your commenty was hilarious. Seriously....why the hell do Mario and Peach hang out with him?

RelexCryo:

teh_Canape:
for some reason, I find this "alliance" comparable with Mario and Bowser, most of the time they want to kill each other, but sometimes they cool and go play tennis together

^This is epic. The article itself wasn't funny, I am not really surprised that 4chan worked to stop a mass murder, but your commenty was hilarious. Seriously....why the hell do Mario and Peach hang out with him?

because even Bowser needs a break from that stupid Peach*

(ha, pronunciation pun, man I'm so pathetic)

and, idk, to break routine, I guess?

it's hilarious how he looks capable of not being a piece of shit...

ohwell.

4chan dont really take sides.
its just if you make an enemy of the people who happen to be on it at the time they will make you wish you never owned a computer

Mazty:
What is it with 4chan and young guys thinking child porn is acceptable? F**king disgusting.

The thing about 4chan is that they strive to be the exact OPPOSITE of normal people. So while some may think 'Gosh, this celebrity is hot,' /b/ will say 'seriously that celebrity is so hipster, but her daughter is just on fire!'.

4chan, child porn, threats and /b/ saving the day.... heard this time and time again. I even heard about this specific situation exactly when it happened a year ago; I browsed 4chan back then and I remember that specific thread being on Page Zero (the way threads work is that they are listed in pages, every post launches that thread to the first page, Page Zero, until more threads push it back down to further pages) for quite a long time.

WolfLordAndy:
Is child porn pre-installed on people's computers these days? Anytime anyone is raided for anything at all, there always seems to be child porn on their computer.

basically law enforcement when they arrest some one calls anything depicting real or drawn under age people child porn whether they are clothed or not just so they can feel they have strengthened their case against that person.

Hell your mothers photo album is packed full of what the FBI considers porn and thats not even including the picture she has of you in the sink giving you a bath because she thinks its cute.

Even if that were not the case the average computer user picks up cp without even realizing from a large amount of sources and not all of them are 4chan or porn sites.

Last year? How long ago last year? If it was literally last year, to this day, then I don't see why this is news. 4Chan have the power to be good, but for every good action they do there's about 3 questionable actions they counter with. Doesn't change my opinion on them one way or another, which is to say I just don't fuck with them.

WolfLordAndy:
Is child porn pre-installed on people's computers these days? Anytime anyone is raided for anything at all, there always seems to be child porn on their computer.

I have my doubts. I mean, I spend a lot of time on the internet looking at porn (not on 4chan) and while I've inadvertently seen some dicey stuff, I've never seen genuine/horrifying/real child pornography, and if I had, I wouldn't store that shit on my hard drive. Really, I have to wonder what the deal is. Is there anything that prevents the authorities from planting that kind of stuff? Do they verify the ages of the victims? Do they go into the browser cache and through deleted files?

I recently saw a great old documentary called Capturing the Friedmans, and if sex crime investigators and legal defense can bungle an situation like that in the way that they did, I'd say anything is possible.

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