Far-right website 8kun again loses internet service protection following Capitol attack - 2021-01-15

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F345.png Far-right website 8kun again loses internet service protection following Capitol attack January 15, 2021, Kari Paul, The Guardian

A far-right website that was among the platforms used to organize the deadly violence at the US Capitol has again been forced to find new internet service protection after a shell company owned by two Russians and registered in Scotland cut ties with the platform's internet host.

The website 8kun, previously known as 8chan, has long been one of the preferred platforms of the far right and followers of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon. It was used by rioters ahead of the 6 January attack to mobilize other "patriots" to "help storm the Capitol", with some on the message board debating which politicians to kill once they got inside.

In the aftermath of the riot, users continued to post content fomenting violence, including maps of government buildings to target and combat techniques for a proposed civil war.

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{{cite news | first = Kari | last = Paul | author2 = Luke Harding; Severin Carrell | title = Far-right website 8kun again loses internet service protection following Capitol attack | url = https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jan/15/8kun-8chan-capitol-breach-violence-isp | work = The Guardian | date = January 15, 2021 | accessdate = June 26, 2023 }}