8chan owner heading to US as lawmakers seek answers

[ad_1] A man hangs up an “El Paso Strong” sign at a makeshift memorial at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher) The owner of the online message board 8chan says he’s headed shortly to the United States, where lawmakers want […]

8chan owner blasts 'sinister' shutdown attempts

[ad_1] 8chan, which promotes itself as a site devoted to the “darkest reaches of the internet”, has been home to posts from right-wing extremists, misogynists and conspiracy theorists Moves to shut down the chat forum 8chan are “sinister” and “cowardly”, its owner said Wednesday after he was called to appear before US Congress to explain […]

What is the online forum 8chan?

[ad_1] Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher) An anonymous online forum called 8chan has drawn attention in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio because violent U.S. extremists […]

Security cut off for 'cesspool of hate' 8chan forum

[ad_1] A Virgin Mary painting, flags and flowers adorn a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) An online message board accused of hosting extremist content was temporarily inaccessible Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for […]