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The 'cesspool of hate' message board 8chan is down after being linked to 3 mass shootings this year

The 'cesspool of hate' message board 8chan is down after being linked to 3 mass shootings this year
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Online message board 8chan is down after being involved in the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas — the third mass shooting it has been linked to this year.




Cloudflare, the security firm that protected 8chan from cyberattacks, terminated support for 8chan at midnight Pacific Time. 8chan went down moments later.




Fredrick Brennan, who started 8chan in 2013, welcomed Cloudflare's decision to cut ties with the website.




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8chan, the online message board used by the El Paso mass shooter to telegraph his attack, is offline after its security services provider withdrew support for the website.
Cloudflare, the Silicon Valley company that protected 8chan from cyberattacks, announced on Monday that it had terminated its relationship with 8chan, describing it as a "cesspool of hate."
Cloudflare withdrew its services at midnight Pacific Time, and moments later 8chan was forced offline. The message board did warn users this would happen, tweeting that it expected some downtime. It said it is working to resolve the matter.
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