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What is 8 Chan?

8chan is an online messaging forum created in 2014 by a computer programmer to protest censorship on another messaging board called 4chan.  The site has a ban on illegal content but it is not closely enforced. Child pornography has been shared frequently on the site.

So Why isn’t this website monitored? 8Chan is where domestic terrorist goes to talk about plans of a possible mass shooting.

Suspects in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and  Poway, California, also are believed to have posted hateful manifestos on the site.

According to sources, 8 Chan holds the manifesto posted to the site is believed to have been written by the suspect in a Saturday’s killing of 22 people in El Paso, Texas.

Late Sunday, the security company Cloudflare announced it was cutting off the message board, which has a history of use by violent extremists, for being “a cesspool of hate.”