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El Paso mass shooting leads 8chan founder to call for site’s closure

The founder of the notorious 8chan website called Sunday for it to be shut down amid suspicions that a gunman posted a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto minutes before the bloody rampage that killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas. Fredrick Brennan told the Washington Post that the site’s owners should “do the world a favor and shut it off.” “Once again, a terrorist used 8chan to spread his message as he knew people would save it and spread it,” Brennan said. “The board is a receptive audience for domestic terrorists.” Postings on 8chan, which functions as an anonymous, unmoderated message board, have previously been linked to mass killings in April at a synagogue in Poway, California, and in March at two mosques in Christch ...
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