We just sent notice that we are terminating 8chan as a customer effective at midnight tonight Pacific Time.
The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths.
Following the three shootings in 2019 (Christchurch, New Zealand, in March; Poway, California, in April; El Paso, Texas, in August), in which the perpetrators of each used 8chan as a platform to spread their manifesto, there was increased pressure on those providing 8chan's Internet services to terminate their support. However, by the next day, August 4, with increasing press attention, Cloudflare changed its position, and rescinded its support for 8chan effective midnight August 5 Pacific Time, potentially leaving the site open for denial of service attacks.
Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, initially defended his firm's technological support of 8chan on August 3, 2019, the day of the El Paso shooting: "What happened in El Paso today is abhorrent in every possible way, and it's ugly, and I hate that there's any association between us and that … Prince stated "Unfortunately the action we take today won't fix hate online...
8chan, also called Infinitechan or Infinitychan (stylized as ∞chan), is an imageboard website composed of user-created message boards.
An owner moderates each board, with minimal interaction from site administration.
When asked whether such boards were an inevitable result of free speech, Brennan responded, "Unfortunately, yes. presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted an image of Hillary Clinton with a background of money and a six-pointed star, seen by some as resembling the Star of David, containing the message "Most corrupt candidate ever".
After a several-month-long testing period, a migration to the new software was attempted in December 2015, but failed.Boards have been created to discuss topics such as child rape.While the sharing of illegal content is against site rules, The Daily Dot wrote that boards do exist to share sexualized images of minors in provocative poses, and that some users of those boards do post links to explicit child pornography hosted elsewhere.The document, dubbed "full list of antifa.docx" by police officers, actually contained the names of several thousand people who signed online petitions against President Donald Trump.
The State Police has refused to disclose the list, claiming it would "compromise" ongoing criminal investigations in which it expects arrests.
Monster changed his decision to provide content hosting to 8chan soon after the company's removal from Voxility, although Ars Technica noted that the company had begun providing 8chan with DNS services.