Wednesday, November 25, 19:29
Home security 8chan: Returns with a new name and bans illegal content

8chan: Returns with a new name and bans illegal content

8chanThe controversial imageboard website 8chan returned with a new name. This name is "8kun». The first thing you see when you go to the site homepage is a warning that reads: “Any content that violates the laws of the United States of America will be deleted and the poster banned ”.

But why has it been classified as controversial?

2013, Fredrick Brennan created 8chan as an alternative to 4chan. However, the site was linked to campaigns promoting racism, misogyny, neo-nazism, pedophilia and various illegal and criminal activities. They were also used by the followers of conspiracy theory QAnon, according to which a secret organization ("the devotees who worship Satan") rules the world and only Donald Trump could stop it.

Brennan retired from site to 2008. Now, 8chan is now run by Jim Watkins and his son Ron. Since leaving Brennan has expressed a desire to completely shut down the site.

Indeed, 8chan ceased to be available in August, as attackers in Christchurch, Poway and El Paso used the site to spread their manifesto. Soon after, many companies announced they would no longer support 8chan. Among these companies was the security company CloudFlare and Tucows.

However, Watkins reintroduced 8chan, with a new name.

The first news of his return was released on October 7 from his official site account at Twitter. Finally, 8kun started operating on Saturday.

8kun announced on Twitter that there are over 200 boards that need to be transferred from 8chan. However, this time they will not include the boards used by Criminals to publish their manifesto.

Watkins had been questioned by the US Homeland Security Committee when the events took place. attacks. His lawyer, then, had said that Watkins emphasized that: “8chan will come back to Internet, when it develops add-ons tools to deal with illegal content in accordance with United States law».


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Absent Mia
Absent Mia
Being your self, in a world that constantly tries to change you, is your greatest achievement


Mac: How to disable Favicons in Safari

Apple has decided that in Safari 14.0 and later versions it will display the favicons on the tabs. You do not like this ...

Android: How to enable dark mode

Dark Mode is a function in mobile and desktop operating systems that changes the user interface to a dark background. Many...

How to turn off the "Meet Now" feature in Windows 10

Earlier this year, Microsoft added Skype "Meet Now" to Windows 10 previews and ...

NCSC: Fix CVE-2020-15505 RCE Critical Error on MobileIron Platform

The National Cyber ​​Security Center of the United Kingdom (NCSC) issued a warning yesterday, urging all organizations to correct the critical ...

For the first time since the Middle Ages, on December 1 Jupiter-Saturn coupling

Jupiter and Saturn are going to align in a way that has not been done since the Middle Ages, astronomers say. When the...

Ransomware attacks have boosted Coalition revenue

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt a computer files and demand ransom for their decryption, have seen a dramatic increase in ...

The new version of Stantinko malware appears as an Apache web server

Stantinko, one of the oldest malware botnets, has updated its Linux malware, upgrading its trojan to appear as ...

Peatix user data has been leaked

One of the most popular events organizing applications, Peatix, was attacked, with a hacker leaking this month the ...

The M1 Macs can run six external monitors with DisplayLink

YouTuber Ruslan Tulupov states that it is possible to run up to six external screens from the M1 Mac mini and five ...

New WAPDropper malware infects Android devices for WAP scams

Check Point security researchers have discovered a new Android malware, which is used in attacks against users in Southeast Asia (mainly). New...