2014 Tumblr-4chan Raids

2014 Tumblr-4chan Raids

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Overview

2014 4chan-Tumblr Raids were a series of back-and-forth spamming and other hostile acts carried out by sites Tumblr and 4chan against each other in early July 2014.

Background

On June 9th, 2014, Tumblr blog shutdown4chan[1] posted a slide outlining a plan to carry out a raid on 4chan during the American Independence Day on the 4th of July. The post condemned the image board community as "racist, misogynistic and pure evil" and revealed that the goal of the mission was to shut down the site. It has been since rumored that the blog post might have been originally created by 4chan's /pol/ board to trigger the war in the first place.


Ask me anything Submit We don't tolerate intolerance EVER FORGET WE NEVER FORGIVE WE ARE LEGION e There's this place called 4chan θ They call themselves Anonymous e Literally one of the worst places online e They're racist, misogynistic and pure evil e Very bad people go there to shout hate speech Elliot Rodger and Zimmerman were 4chan users e Literal nazis and far-right racists use brainwashing e They tell lies about homosexuals and always use f*g They erase every identity in the name of white supremacy e They have killed people with trolls and discuss terrorism often July 4th ShutDown4chan It's time to shutdown 4chan.org Join us on July 4th to celebrate our freedom and independence from racists by shutting down 4chan. We will go to their site and as a form of protest we will overwhelm them with corrections to their aw ful lies and let them really know what the world thinks of them. TW: Idon't think it's really safe to go alone. The misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, anti-semitism, rape jokes and blatant racism will often be too much for any sane person. Please spread the message ad dont be afraid to get involved Comics, stories, poetry, essays or pictures are all welcome! Every little helps! See you on July 4th #ShutDow n4chan


During the raid day, several posts attributed to the social justice blogosphere on Tumblr were made on 4chan's boards, which accused the authors of their own prejudice and injustice. After that, users of 4chan retaliated by flooding a wide range of Tumblr tags related to feminism, social justice, and popular fandoms with gore and other unrelated shock images. Tumblr counter-acted by burying those posts with with their own posts of cute things, blocking the spammers, and advising other users to stay away from the tags until things clear up.


WARNING GORE AND SHOCK IMAGES BEING SPAMMED IN THE FOLLOWING TAGS. #ABLEISM #FAT ACCEPTANCE #FEMINISM #FEMINIST #MISOGYNY #PATRIARCHY #PEACE #RAPE #RAPE CULTURE #SJW #WOMYN #WOMYN OF COLOR #ASEXUAL #LGBT #LGBTQ #OTHERKIN #PANSEXUAL #POLYSEXUAL #TRANSSEXUAL #POETRY #DEPRESSION #GAYPRIDE #EQUALITY #SEXISM AND PRACTICALLY ALL THE BIG FANDOM TAGS BLOCK THE LIST OF USERS BELOW FOR "SAFER" BROWSING

Notable Developments

Following the initial exchange, several petitions were created with the goal of shutting down 4chan[2][3]. In retaliation, 4chan users launched a counter-petition to label users of Tumblr as "mentally handicapped landwhales"[4].


Anonymous (ID: @atra ) 07/05/14(Sat)14:33:05 No 55485 174 1 Reply- AM A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORAlright fags, Tumblr made a petition to label us as lntemet criminals so we made one to label them as mentally handicapped landwhales >https://www.change.org/petitions/tumblr-that-all-users-of-tumblr-be-labelled-as-mentally-handicapped-landwhales Use fakeusaaddress.com to make an address to sign with 75 posts and 7 image replies omitted. Click here to view Anonymous (ID: MBMokD10) 07/05/14(Sat)14:53:23 No.554854359 File: do it png (18 KB, 934x245) 554853652 Anonymous (ID File: 1359196926938 gif (364 KB, 320x180) NHKD) 07/05/14(Sat)14:53:37 No 554854396 554854002 I love this


On July 5th, the day after the raid, YouTuber InternetAristocrat uploaded a video featuring a sarcastic commentary of the events that transpired that day. In less than 24 hours, the video already gained 13,200 views and 1,645 thumbs up.




Notable Examples


do you guyz even know what you did? alot of people got triggered real bad, someone got in the hospital because they saw some pictures on the internet.blablabla tumblr. hahahahaha OMG, my sides meanwhile, on lbl topkek what a bunch of faggots lol HAHAHA crymoar fag zami070 4chan vs tumblr YAHOO! 4chan imgflip.oom
NOW FIGHT YES FIGHT/ CLALK THE GREAT RAID OF JULY 4TH 2014 dragons 4chan E DONT LIKE tumblr.

External References

[1] Tumblr – shutdown4chan Post

[2] PetitionOnline via Wayback Machine – Shut Down 4chan.org

[3] petition.whitehouse.gov via Wayback Machine – shut down 4chan.

[4] Change.org via Wayback Machine – The people of tumblr should be labelled as mentally handicapped landwhales.

[5] Daily Dot – 4chan celebrates Independence Day by spamming Tumblr's feminism tags

[6] Reddit – Tumblr Raid?

[7] Reddit – Tumblr 4chan raid

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