4Chan

Last updated on November 14th, 2021 at 11:47 am

4Chan - Questionable - Right Bias - Conservative - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Very Low - Biased - Not Credible - Fake News


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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  • Overall, we rate 4Chan right biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency, frequent publication of propaganda, conspiracy theories, and pseudoscience, as well as numerous failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, False Information, Lack of Transparency, Hate, Pseudoscience
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 2003 by Christopher “moot” Poole, 4Chan is a forum platform that routinely publishes pornography, conspiracy theories, and disinformation. Most content on 4Chan is considered shocking and, in some cases, harmful as people can post anonymously. In 2015, Christopher Poole stepped down from 4Chan, citing debt, and got a job working for Google.

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Funded by / Ownership

Hiroyuki Nishimura currently owns 4Chan through 4Chan Community Support LLC. Advertising and membership fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

4Chan breaks the content down into boards with topics such as Anime, Hardcore, and LGBT. On the front page, there is an advertisement that displays hardcore pornography. This review will not detail or link to content as most are not appropriate to link to. Our review concludes that most content consists of QAnon conspiracy theories, right-wing propaganda, misinformation, and harmful pseudoscience. In general, 4Chan is a place with no names, few rules and has been described as a bigoted cesspool. That is an accurate description. Below is a shortlist of failed fact checks.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate 4Chan right biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency, frequent publication of propaganda, conspiracy theories, and pseudoscience, as well as numerous failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 11/10/2021)

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