Inside the War to Kill Off 8chan - and Crush QAnon - 2019-10-18
For the past week, a battle has been raging in the dark corners of the internet. It's a fight between the owners of the hate-filled message board 8chan, who are trying to revive the controversial website, and the site's founder, who's doing everything in his power to keep the site — and QAnon — offline.
Ever since 8chan was de-platformed in August, in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting, the company that owns the site, NT Technology, has been promising to bring it back. Last week it unveiled 8kun as the successor to 8chan, and it's been trying to get its old users back on board.
8chan was taken offline in August because, in the wake of the El Paso Walmart shooting, web infrastructure companies like Cloudflare refused to host the website .