Gamergate scandal convinced 4chan founder Moot to leave the site
This past January, when Christopher “Moot” Poole announced that he was stepping down as chief of online message board 4chan, he was vague as to what had led to his decision. But Rolling Stone‘s David Kushner reports that the extremely volatile “Gamergate” movement gave Poole the resolve he needed to leave the site he founded.
In an interview, Poole says that when both Gamergate and a separate controversy surrounding a number of nude celebrity photos came to life on 4chan last September, it was “probably the most stressful month of my life.” As he explains, “Week after week after week after week, there’s this new controversy … I kept getting drawn back in.”
“Week after week after week after week, there’s this new controversy.”
Source:: The Verge