4chan Best Book Read Raid

4chan Best Book Read Raid

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Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 03:11PM EDT by Don.

Added Apr 18, 2014 at 02:27PM EDT by Don.

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Overview

4chan Best Book Read Raid was a prank orchestrated by members of 4chan which targeted an online poll ranking life-changing books by the website Best Book Read.

Background

On April 7th, 2014, the website Best Book Read[1] published a promotional video for their online poll ranking books that “transformed your life forever.”



On April 17th, 2014, a thread was submitted to 4chan which urged users to vote the 1925 autobiographical manifesto Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler to the top of the Best Book Read poll.



Notable Developments

The same day on April 17th, Redditor majorwtf submitted several screenshots of the Best Book Reads poll to the /r/4chan[2] subreddit, where it gained over 1,700 up votes and 230 comments in the first 24 hours. The images showed Mein Kampf topping the the poll at #1, with subsequent titles referencing Nazis, pedophilia, suicide, 4chan’s founder moot and racial and homophobic slurs (shown below).



The same day, Redditor majorwtf submitted the Best Book Read poll to the /r/offbeat[4] subreddit, where it gathered more than 1,700 up votes and 200 comments. Also on April 17th, the Internet news site The Daily Dot[3] published an article about the prank, comparing it to a raid on Mountain Dew’s “Dub the Dew” contest in 2012. On April 18th, the Best Book Read website began forwarding to the Mindvalley Academy online university website.

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Durvarowe
Durvarowe

I’m really enthusiastic about it. Books are my life, and it would be totally impossible to pick a favorite……..
So it’s down to these two.


They’re so different…….but I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.

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