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Google looking to acquire 4chan

Google are looking to acquire 4chan, yes, seriously
By Anthony Garreffa from May 17, 2012 @ 20:43 CDT

If you've ever visited 4chan, you'll know it's the seriously dark corner of the Internet. My curiosity led me there years ago, and some of the stuff is truly, hands-down hilarious. But, there are some pretty disgusting things there too. It's not like it's just 4chan, that's the Internet for you - if you go looking, you can find almost anything.




The latest out of the Mountain View-based and search engine giant, Google, is they could acquire 4chan, which would 'bring with it a large user base', according to a press release from It's a bit of a weird one, but a very, very interesting move if it turns out to be something Google end up doing.


Would Google remove all of the illegal content that is on the site? 4chan is also said to be the semi-home of some Anonymous members, and a chunk of 4chan members don't like corporations and large companies who do bad things with users' data like Google.


What are your thoughts? Some of you would have visited 4chan, or at least know of it. What could Google do with a site like 4chan? Could they rename it to /g/oogle?


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