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The founder of 8chan, the anonymous online messaging board that's a haven for extremist content, calls for the site to be shut down

The founder of 8chan, the anonymous online messaging board that's a haven for extremist content, calls for the site to be shut down
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The founder of 8chan, an internet messaging board that has become a haven for extremist content online, is calling for the site to be shut down in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas which left 20 people dead and dozens more injured.




Fredrick Brennan, who founded the site in 2013 but cut ties with it in December, called on the site's owners to shut it down. "The board is a receptive audience for domestic terrorists," he said.




Brennan's comments come as authorities say they are investigating an anti-immigrant manifesto which circulated online in the hours before the El Paso shooting.




CloudFlare, an online security service that hosted 8chan on its network, announced on Sunday night that it would be terminating its service with 8chan in response to the massacre.






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The founder of 8chan, an internet messaging board that is a haven for extremist content online, is calling for the site to be shut down in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas which left 20 people dead and dozens more injured.
Fredrick Brennan, a software developer who founded the site in 2013 but cut ties with it in December, told the Washington Post on Sunday that the site is a "receptive audience for domestic terrorists."
"Once again, a terrorist used 8chan to spread his message as he knew people would save it and spread it," Brennan told the Post. "The board is a receptive audience for domestic terrorists."
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