Cloudflare drops 8chan used to distribute manifestor by El Paso gunman

Cloudflare drops 8chan used to distribute manifestor by El Paso gunman

Unmoderated anonymous 8chan forum from internet security company Cloudflare become a source of hate-filled manifestos left by mass shooters, including the El Paso gunman. San-Francisco Cloudflare said on Sunday it would discontinue its services to 8chan, an imageboard that has come under intense scrutiny for hosting several ’manifestos’ penned by mass shooters.

Dawlben 1 year

We're for free speech as long as it agrees with us.

MightyMargulis 1 year

thats much better than monitoring it for actual threats. or putting people with logic in there to create a dialog. silencing people just fuels them to think they are right and makes them escalate their efforts to express their fuct up beliefs.

David Bell
David Bell 1 year

And say hello to 10chan (or whatever)! Trying to silence people does not make them go away, it only reinforces their radicalization by feeling ostracized from regular society, and pushes them into these echo chambers of hate and bigotry. If you really wanted to help you would want MORE DIALOGUE, not less.

Leon Jones (LiLFunnyMan)
Leon Jones (LiLFunnyMan) 1 year

Keep showing people that they're oppressed and free speech is non-existant. 👍 The''ll just go to 4Chan anyways or other chans. 🤷‍♂️

Article V FTW
Article V FTW 1 year

That's right, scrub the manifesto from the internet so that the only way we get any information on what radical ideas this monster had and why he had them is from the cherry-picked phrases that leftist news sources with horrible track records for truthfulness spoon-feed us with massive amounts of their heavily biased "unbiased" opinions. It's not like we unwashed masses would like to verify what they tell us or anything.

Highlander 1 year

Thus is just fucking stupid. is there any evidence that either of these 2 gunmen or indeed any previous gunmen ever frequented 8chan. Is there any proof whatsoever that 8chan have ever radicalised a single person. When is Antifa going to be wiped from the internet. We know for absolute certain that this bunch of home grown terrorists use the internet to organise and we also know they have committed many documented acts of violence. I have very little doubt that sooner or later their violence suppression of free speech will result in someone getting killed. Their acts of violence have escalated. When are the police going to wade into their protests and remove their masks and name and shame them to the world.

Robert 1 year

Reminder that Cloudflare is currently providing services for ISIS. People posting cartoon frogs on 8chan is too far now.

(Arcamean) 1 year

Congratulations liberals, you’ve pushed one group out of sight which means you won right? Actually no, now you can’t monitor them as easily and you’re pushing others down more extreme routes.

Cary Brown
Cary Brown 1 year

When will the stupids who run things learn? You don't change anyone's mind by banning them or destroying the places where they communicate. They'll go elsewhere. It's naive to think that it will have any good effect. Information is always available on the Internet, you can't suppress it. You just make everything worse by trying to censor people.

Based Haole
Based Haole 1 year

Good the whole thing about the chans is just legacy media propaganda...they don't want you accidentally learning something outside the narrative

FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 year

Censorship is the only hate speech there is.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 year

Censorship, the only hate speech there is.

Milkshake 1 year

One shooter was ostracized by women and happened to be a hardcore far-left antifa-supporter, and the other felt ostracized by the exact same mental castrates like Cloudflare with their moronic non-sequitur statements and acts which evade the root problem instead of tackling veneers. Both acted as a direct response towards forms of suppression and ostracizing. So congrats to Cloudflare for being complicit in potentially creating new shooters with their small-minded mentality. A digital shithole doesn't make shooters, external stimuli do as do genetics and lack of mental support and a degradation of education in a country.

Ritesh 1 year

Outstanding Move. Now they move to a different platform that ISN'T monitored by the authorities. I believe this is called a pro gamer move.

Moshpit God
Moshpit God 1 year

wouldn't even have an 8chan if Twitter etc didn't already ban them for disagreeing with them

DuckDuckGoIsSuperior 1 year

lose any respect for them... now

Ironic Shitposting
Ironic Shitposting 1 year

16chan gang gang

Politically Illiterate
Politically Illiterate 1 year

I mean, whether or not you feel that it's full of autismo Autobots or not, surely it's a bad idea to push an already isolated group further underground where you can't both monitor them and understand their viewpoint AND counter argue it with fair arguments and reasoning? Then again, my username kinda points out my invalid argument

FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 year

Censorship, the only hate speech there is.

Nikolozka 1 year

they really are forcing people to go to dark web

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