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4Chan Is in Big Financial Trouble

One year after 4Chan founder Christopher "moot" Poole sold the website he had run since he was a teen, the new management is realizing it may not be so easy to run one of the Internet's most infamous communities. New owner Hiroyuki Nishimura posted a note on 4chan itself Sunday,...
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