8chan owner called before Congress, as latest host drops site - 2019-08-07

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F349.png 8chan owner called before Congress, as latest host drops site August 7, 2019, Katie Paul, Reuters

(Reuters) - Online message board 8chan's fortunes worsened on Tuesday, as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to a weekend mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee demanded that owner Jim Watkins, an American living in the Philippines, testify about 8chan's efforts to tackle "the proliferation of extremist content, including white supremacist content."

The committee's Democratic chairman, Bennie Thompson, and Mike Rogers, its ranking Republican, sent a letter tmsnrt.rs/2YuWNQ7 to Watkins to appear, calling the El Paso massacre "at least the third act of supremacist violence linked to your website this year."

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