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Christopher 'm00t' Poole on Gamergate and the future of 4chan

Yesterday, 4chan founder Christopher "m00t" Poole announced he was selling the infamous anonymous message board to Hiroyuki Nishimura, the man whose 2chan message board had inspired 4chan's creation. Over the past 12 years, 4chan has fostered many of the central groups and images of web culture, alongside damaging harassment campaigns and pockets of neo-Nazism. We talked with Poole about what he'll do after 4chan, and where the site will go without him.

Russell Brandom: So what's next for you? Is there another startup idea waiting in the wings?

Poole: Honestly, no. I don't really have any plans. A friend of mine has a kind of mantra, "one life change at a time." In his case, it's starting a company, having a kid, or moving. But in my...

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