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8chan is a megaphone for white nationalists. ‘Shut it down,’ says its founder

8chan is a megaphone for white nationalists. ‘Shut it down,’ says its founder

Fredrick Brennan created the site 8chan in 2013, and it was supposed to be the answer to the restrictions of 4chan. He wanted his site to be a place where any legal speech was allowed. It grew in popularity as a place for the people that have been kicked off of other websites due to toxic behavior.

8chan has been the home for “incels” and QAnon supporters as well as anti-feminists. Yet, Brennan is now calling for it to be shut down in the wake of the El Paso shooting because the gunman posted a 4-page message a few moments before entering the Walmart.

“Shut the site down. It’s not doing the world any good. It’s a complete negative to everybody except the users that are there. And you know what? It’s a negative to them, too. They just don’t realize it.”

 

More at the New York Times. 

-D.B.

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