Verizon Wireless Temporarily Blocks Some 4chan Traffic

Verizon Wireless (VZ) said Monday that its recent blocking of parts of 4chan was caused by “potentially disruptive” traffic from the popular site.

“Our network security system found traffic from some of the 4chan web sites that were potentially disruptive of the Verizon Wireless network and could affect our customers’ use of their services,” Jeffrey Nelson, a spokesman for the wireless carrier, said. “Upon further investigation, and ensuring no current risk of harm, [we] are giving the green-light to all 4chan traffic.”

4chan itself wasn’t blocked, he added.

Christopher Poole, 4chan’s founder, said in a blog post Sunday that visitors who were Verizon Wireless customers reported problems reaching the site’s image boards.

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