8chan is a platform for violent white extremism. Three mass shootings this year has been announce in this site, the mosque massacre at Christchurch,New Zealand, the synagogue shooting in Poway, California and recent shooting at El Paso, Texas. And when you visit the site it is obviously a breeding ground for white violent extremism. Glorifying such despicable and disgusting criminal character like hitler and national socialism and all the things it stands for. This site as the creator says should be shut down before more of the same thing happens. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/technology/8chan-shooting-manifesto.html
8chan knocked off online. But before they acted many precious lives were lost. Cheap lives? Hate website like this should not be allowed to exist. This is not free speech but a “cesspool of hate.” Basically what these extremist are doing are debasing, degrading, demeaning. cheapened, dehumanizing etc. human lives. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/05/defiant-chan-vowed-fight-saying-its-heartbeat-is-strong-then-tech-firm-knocked-it-offline/
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This post from the beginning was political, if you fair than remove richard1 post
Yes, you have a point there. The underlying phenomena that lead to the creation of sites like this, and the mechanism of how they foster extremism, both on the left and right, are more interesting. Internet anonymity, group mechanics, trolling, fake news, etc.
I will provide some pointers to recent discussions on this topic on Hacker News that give plenty of background, and then I’ll close this thread:
- 8chan Is a Normal Part of Mass Shootings Now (345 comments)
- Terminating Service for 8Chan (1359 comments)
- 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service (1488 comments)