Cloudflare terminates service to 8chan after recent U.S. shootings

Cloudflare terminates service to 8chan after recent U.S. shootings”

The horrific, back-to-back shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend in the United States appear to share something in common: inspiration from 8chan.

An 8chan administrator announced early Monday that it would be relaunching the site using the Canadian cybersecurity company BitMitigate as a replacement for the online services firm Cloudflare.

"We reluctantly tolerate content that we find reprehensible, but we draw the line at platforms that have demonstrated they directly inspire tragic events and are lawless by design", Prince said.

Following Cloudflare's decision, 8chan found a replacement provider, Voxility, but that company pulled its services shortly after. Multiple hacktivists have announced online plans to attack the site after 12:00am PT on Sunday, when Cloudflare said it would drop the site from its servers.

In a blog post, Cloudflare's CEO Matthew Prince described the site as a "cesspool of hate", adding that the service will be terminated at midnight Sunday Pacific Time (0700 GMT). The message board suffered intermittent outages after Cloudflare cut its services.

More news: Tom Brady's Boston Home is Available for a Modest $39.5 Million

8chan lets users post photos and texts about any topic without having to register on the site, according to an FAQ on the site. Back in 2018, Epik gave room to Gab, a social network that is laced with people termed anti-Semitic, hate speech supporters and more. When Voxility realized 8chan traffic was moving through its network, Epik got the boot, preventing 8chan from getting back online.

"We have not made a definitive decision about whether to provide DDoS mitigation or Content Delivery services for them". Epik also owns the security company BitMitigate, whose clients include the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist site. "In the case of the El Paso shooting, the suspected terrorist gunman appears to have been inspired by the forum website known as 8chan", he explained, in the post. "Even if a social media company was able to report to us "this terrorist has put a manifesto" or 'this person has put up a thing criticizing various ethnic groups, ' that's not something we can investigate ... exclusively on the basis of that information", Wiegmann stated.

While speaking about this weekend's pair of mass shootings, President Donald Trump on Monday referenced one of the shooter's online activities, and called for better regulation of social media. Suspects in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and a synagogue in Poway, California, also are believed to have posted hateful manifestos on the site. "It does nothing to address why mass shootings occur". "Even after these bad crimes and the connection the 8chan forum has to them, I don't see much of a likelihood of a pretty serious debate about how the companies should be regulated". The company's decision to dump the white nationalist site Daily Stormer two years ago did not lead to its demise, but on the contrary, only fired up its base, he noted.

"There is probably disgusting content that's being hosted by its clients in other parts of the world", he said, "but is it applying the same measures there?"

Following Cloudflare's ban, the site was subsequentially banned and kicked off other platforms as well, but it has not gone down for good, continuing to operate to this day, albeit with some inconveniences and downtimes as it constantly switched web hosting providers and domain name registrars.

Like this



30 August 2019
The FIBA Basketball World Cup Is Starting, Can Someone Stop Team USA?
The two Balkan sides have a bunch of NBA stars in their ranks, as well as players from the top European basketball leagues. The teams will then have the chance to rest for 2 days, before returning for the second group stage on September 7 th .

07 August 2019
How Cops Caught Millionaire Fugitive Accused of Killing Wife
After he was taken into custody, Chadwick told authorities he had learned Spanish while on the run, McCluskey said. Authorities had long suspected that, even without passports, Chadwick probably had been able to leave the country.

07 August 2019
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate smashes Evo 2019 viewership record
Ultimate set the record for the highest peak viewership at the EVO event, which is the world's biggest fighting game tournament. This year Ultimate was the only Smash Bros . representation on the main schedule, as Melee was given its own side-tournament.

07 August 2019
Flipkart to launch video streaming service before Diwali
Kalyan Krishnamurthy , Flipkart's CEO will have to watch out for competition in the video business, which is already cluttered. The only difference between Flipkart Plus and Prime is that the latter offers video content as well, in addition to music.

07 August 2019
Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus discounted bundle announced
The other competitor for Disney is Apple's upcoming Apple TV Plus service that will launch right around the same time as Disney +. Now, it appears a bundle deal including Disney +, Hulu and ESPN will launch November 12 for an astounding $12.99 per month.

07 August 2019
New York Yankees CF Aaron Hicks placed on 10-day IL
Despite the loss of Hicks, the Yankees chose not to recall outfielder Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After the throw, Hicks remained in the game until he was finally pulled for a pinch hitter in the eighth.

07 August 2019
Pegula captures first title in DC — WTA roundup
The Italian opened the second set with a blistering victor , but remained inconsistent and lost the next four points in a row. She won 81% of her first serves аnd sаved the only breаk point she fаced аgаinst the former Wimbledon quаrter-finаlist.

07 August 2019
Apex Legends Solos Mode hits next week for a limited time
The game is free-to-play, though there are season passes that add cosmetic changes. The trio look great in their Iron Crown Event skins.

25 July 2019
Improve your level of Ukrainian language with NovaMova
A lot of people want to speak and read Ukrainian language correctly, for example: students, pupils, foreigners and many others. This immersion learning method will be very comfortable for every person and you will be highly satisfied with the result.

24 May 2019
Upcoming Online Slot Releases
Look out for Temple of Nugdes! Ancient Fortunes: Zeus Here is one last upcoming game, this time from the prolific Microgaming. This is mixed with a whole bunch of bonus features and extras, making for what will be a very popular game once it goes live.