Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time to Get Smart About Stupidity

In a somewhat disturbing turn of events, law enforcement officials really don't know much about 8chan, the anonymous imageboard on which the Christchurch and Poway shooters appear to have self-radicalized.

First amendment limitations do bind the hands of law enforcement officials as far as online content goes, but I sure as hell hope that someone is monitoring threads on imageboards, trying to glean information about where anonymous posters could be located in case one of them decides to carry their threat over into the real world. We've had two 8chan related mass shootings so far this year, I can easily imagine that this trend continues unless it is nipped in the bud, and I don't think the 8chan moderators care about doing so.

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