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The Man Whose Site Inspired 4chan Is Now Running 4chan

The new boss is Hiroyuki Nishimura, creator of Japanese message board 2channel.

The Verge

Eight months after founder Christopher “Moot” Poole announced his resignation, 4chan has a new owner.

In a news post, Poole writes that he has handed the site over to Hiroyuki Nishimura, creator of Japanese message board 2channel. The New York Times, which spoke to Poole, says that he sold 4chan for an undisclosed sum, and he doesn’t expect to stay involved in the site’s operation. It’s been run primarily by administrators that Poole appointed when he stepped down in January.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.