Monday, August 5, 2019

Draining an Ocean of Piss

One of the big stories of the day, a story at the nexus of politics, technology, and crime, is the dumping of 8Chan by Cloudflare, a provider of protection from DDoS attack’s. Subsequently, 8Chan has largely been down.

8Chan, an Internet message board notorious for violent content, racism, and child porn, forms a common thread running from Christchurch to Poway to El Paso. There are posts encouraging mass shootings and exhorting would-be shooters to win a ‘high score’ by killing a high number of people. It’s the message board that shitposters too toxic for 4Chan migrated to.

It’s nice to see that this Ocean of Piss, this wretched hive of scum and villainy, is being driven off the t00bz. It has been a hotbed of radicalization, and with a mounting body count, not even a free speech argument has any merit concerning the site.

As an added bonus, 8Chan was the home of the QAnon conspiracy theory, so there is a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth among a subset of the far-right.


Aaron B. Pryor said...

I did not know they were on Cloudflare. That is not the kind of hosting you procure by entering your credit card number and CVV. Ocean of Piss. That is well-described.

Al said...

How do I get off this orbiting madhouse?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It seems like 8Chan isn’t coming back any time soon.