The internet has a place for everyone, and “trolls” tend to enjoy congregating around 4Chan. These online communities have the good and the bad, and have been the source of a number of well-known internet memes such as “Rickrolling” and “Nyan Cat”, but have always had a soft spot for influencing online votes.
US 22-year old pop singer-songwriter and all round good-girl Taylor Swift recently teamed up textbook rental company Chegg and pizza delivery company Papa John’s to offer a promotional concert and a $10,000 grant to the school which gets the most votes in an online poll.
Such a poll was an obvious target for 4chan users, and the school with the largest number of votes and looking strong to win the vote is the Horace Mann School for the Deaf. Oh 4Chan, doing it for the lulz.