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4Chan Vs. AT&T

AT&T made a rather fearless (i.e., clueless) decision Sunday morning to block certain parts of 4Chan, including the /b/ image board. The block has since been lifted, but not before outraged (i.e., bored) members of the forum released the first salvos in a war against AT&T, including a Digg Campaign to declare AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson unexpectedly dead. If none of this makes any sense to you, pat yourself on the back. It is likely that you have some kind of a life outside of the Internet.

Posted on July 27, 2009, at 11:09 a.m. ET

To be fair to AT&T, there's a likelihood that this was all due to a DDOS attack against 4Chan, and that AT&T was just taking defensive measures. Cogent Communications, an ISP, has also reportedly blocked the site, so there may be some trouble in their future as well.

Finally, this comment, by Digg user SpammishKing, helpfully puts the whole story into perspective for us:

"First they came for the pedophiles, and I said nothing, for I was not a pedophile."

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