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Hey guys, hope you all are doing great.
I was watching a movie called "Life Partners" and I couldn't understand some of the sentences they said.
One of them is in the following context:
A: I had an intense day at work.
B: What was intense about it?
A: I went on a sting today, took down a board on a 4chan.
B: What is 4chan?
A: 4chan's an anonymous message board. Used to be an image hosting site. Now it's a hotbed
for pedophilia. Crazy. Disturbing.
I don't understand the meaning of underlined parts, unfortunately there is no more context in the movie which is about these sentences, I mean the next sentence is totally about something else.
Thanks in advance,
A "sting" is when the authorities go undercover to gather evidence against criminals. Like when the FBI go online and act like teenage girls to lure predators.
It's setting up an opportunity for a person to break the law and then arresting them for doing so.
By "took down a board" they mean they removed an internet message board that was facilitating this criminal activity.