Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos is considering a bid on popular internet imageboard 4Chan.
4Chan is a popular internet imageboard that has become known as the home of the alt-right, a growing young political movement that have become a hot topic in this years presidential election. The website features multiple boards relating to many topics from fitness to videogames to politics and reaches nearly 500,000 US users monthly.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MILO, with the help of a wealthy financier, is preparing to approach 4Chan owner Hiroyuki Nishimura with a bid in an attempt to acquire the social media firm. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, MILO had this to say,
“As a free-speech fundamentalist and a student of Internet culture, I appreciate how fragile and precious the 4chan ecosystem is and how much it gives to the wider Internet — even if some corners of it, such as /pol/, don’t always approve of me very much,” Yiannopoulos said.
/Pol/ is a reference to 4chan’s political discussion board. It was created in 2011 to replace /new/, which was deleted after it became a haven for self-loathing, misogyny and racism.
“I spoke to my lawyer this morning about purchasing the business,” said Yiannopoulos. “I intend to approach the current owners in the next few days with an offer. My philosophy as owner would be very simple: free-speech central, no ifs, no buts.”