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8chan: Another Mass Shooting, Another Internet Purge

IMAGE: 4chan

This is the 3rd ‘mass casualty event’ in less than a year that was immediately followed up by censorship of the internet

By Kit Knightly | 5 August 2019

OFF GUARDIAN — Last year, after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the new social-media platform Gab was attacked in the press and bullied off the internet. Earlier this year, following the Christ Church mosque attack, New Zealand briefly totally blocked access to several websites.

Yesterday, two men allegedly killed 30 people at a store in Dayton Ohio, and a mall in El Paso Texas.

Today 8chan has been totally shut down.

If you don’t know what 8chan is, well it’s like 4chan but without the sense of decency. If you don’t know what 4chan is, it’s like reddit went off its medication. […]

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