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CNN apparently reached out for comments twice from the hacker known only as '4chan' in response to their trolling of Florida shooting survivors only to be left without a response
But why would CNN contact the site for comment on the posts, unless they thought the site was responsible for posts made by anonymous posters?
What comment could the website possibly have when it is simply the host and is not involved in the creation of content? Is CNN mostly staffed by retards?
>unless they thought the site was responsible for posts made by anonymous posters?
obviously they thought that was the case, most sites have more traceability and easier accountability
before I started posting here (like 8 years ago) I thought you could make a user account and it was just optional to make one or not
>CNN still has this part of the article in place on the website
I'm really starting to believe that news corporations are knowingly pumping out this drivel. I mean, this isn't satire, yet they still have it on their website. It was written by two authors. It was updated. And yet... they leave that kind of stuff in?
Do they leave it as bait for us or something? Do they just estimate their audience is that unintelligent?
It's standard news practise to ask for comment from someone when you're reporting on them. They are putting out a report about 4chan's links to the shooting, they ask Hiro if he has anything to say about it.
>Hey, people are using your business to post false information about a school shooting. Care to comment?
99% of the time the response is, "We don't support shooting kids or lying on the internet, but any such comments hosted on 4chan do not represent the site or management views."
Welcome to real life, son; it may seem unusual coming of age in 2018, but sometimes people actually get invited to explain what their involvement in something is by a reputable news source, not just immediately pilloried.
then how are politicians and people like podesta successfully spearphished?
if you operate your own smtp server with an ISP that doesnt filter this sort of thing, you can send emails seemingly from anywhere you want to by spoofing the header information.
its literally as easy as paying $5 a month for a VPS in latvia and then writing a python script that sends emails with altered metadata
hell, get a vps anywhere outside of america and you can do everything with this single python library.
you can probably even find vps's inside america that dont have safeguards in place stopping you from doing this
>Who's "4chan" and where does this asshole live?
Sources indicate he may be a 400 pound Russian national who posts from ip addresses tired to the country 'anonymous proxy'
Little else is known other than the fact he has a habit of 'closing pools', raiding YouTube, and ddos'ing websites
this is a pretty common turn of phrase that media outlets use that usually translates to "we sent an email to whatever email is listed on their site"
for instance, if there was some bombshell about best buy, it's pretty common for some outlets to say "we reached out to best buy and they declined to comment on the issue." that's not an indication that they think best buy is a single person, it's just how they phrase things.
This is like if they reached out to the Best Buy corporation for comment because someone in the news sent a controversial email from one of the laptops in a Best Buy store. The CNN journalist might have been desperate for "filler" to flesh out the article. Plus as this whole thread has speculated, CNN reporters are likely quite ignorant when it comes to 4chan.
>This is like if they reached out to the Best Buy corporation for comment because someone in the news sent a controversial email from one of the laptops in a Best Buy store.
Not at all. It's more like if someone set all the laptops and TVs in a Best Buy to run loops of guro and Shadman. It doesn't mean someone employed by Best Buy did it, but they are using the Best Buy as a platform, and the company/specific branch will be asked for a response out of basic journalism. See >>233486
Also, you have to be braindead to think that any news organization in the Year of Our Lord 2000+18 doesn't understand the basics of "this website hosts comments from users," or know what 4chan is. 4chan has been making national news for longer than you have been alive, it's not a super seekrit club.
>Not at all. It's more like if someone set all the laptops and TVs in a Best Buy to run loops of guro and Shadman
How does that make any difference from the post you greentexted? It's like the exact same analogy.
>you have to be braindead to think that any news organization in the Year of Our Lord 2000+18 doesn't understand the basics of "this website hosts comments from users
Well you're a fucking retard for acting like that shows them to have any actual knowledge about 4chan.
They don't even mention that 4chan is an anonymous site.
>It's like the exact same analogy.
Sending an email from one of the laptops in a Best Buy store is no different from sending an email from anywhere else in the world. There isn't a recipient in the world other than Google and maybe the NSA who could figure out that you sent it from a Best Buy as opposed to the bathroom in your home. The action is inherently divorced from the Best Buy and has nothing to do with it.
>Sending an email from one of the laptops in a Best Buy store is no different from sending an email from anywhere else in the world
>The action is inherently divorced from the Best Buy and has nothing to do with it.
Bingo. Exactly the point.
Now let's contact Best Buy for comment.
Comments posted on 4chan are relevant to 4chan because 4chan is a site that exists for the posting of comments.
If something newsworthy happened (let's assume this was newsworthy) that related to Best Buy's core service, such as the sale of consumer goods, it would be normal to contact Best Buy.
This is your internet service provider. If you'll carefully read the Terms of Service (ToS) provided to you, you will note that it is a violation of the ToS to use your internet service post hateful or objectionable material. Your service has been terminated.
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