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USA: Internet services cos. Cloudflare & Voxility cut off 8chan after mass shooting
Author: Frank Bajak, AP, Published on: 6 August 2019
"Online providers knock 8chan offline after mass shooting", 06 Aug 2019
The online message board 8chan was effectively knocked offline Monday after two companies cut off vital technical services following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , whose perpetrator was linked to the site. 8chan is known for trafficking in anonymous hate speech and incitement of hate crimes... A racist “manifesto” posted to the site is believed to have been written by the suspect in a Saturday’s killing of 22 people in El Paso, Texas... [C]ompany Cloudflare announced it was cutting off the message board...for being “a cesspool of hate.”... 8chan quickly found a new online host: ...Epik.com...Epik provides similar support for Gab.com, another social media site...that doesn’t ban hate speech. But on Monday,...Voxility...upended both Epik and BitMitigate by terminating its contract with the companies... “We have made the connection that at least two or three of the latest mass shooting in the U.S. were connected with these guys,” [Voxility representative] said. “[S]omebody needed to make the decision on where the limit is between what is illegal and what is freedom of speech and today it had to be us.”... Daily Stormer [was not] reachable... Neither 8chan nor Epik.com representatives could immediately be reached...