An owner moderates each board, with minimal interaction from site administration. The site has been linked to white supremacism , neo-Nazism , the alt-right , racism and anti-Semitism , hate crimes , and multiple mass shootings. In the aftermath of the back-to-back mass shootings on August 3 and August 4, , in El Paso, Texas , and Dayton, Ohio , respectively, the site was taken off clearnet on August 5, , after the network infrastructure provider Cloudflare stopped providing their content delivery network CDN service. Voxility, a web services company that had been renting servers to Epik , the site's new domain registrar, as well as Epik's CDN provider subsidiary BitMitigate, also terminated service. No experience or programming knowledge is necessary for users to create their own boards. Do not create boards with the sole purpose of posting or spreading such content.
8chan - Wikipedia
Imageboard browser allows you to browse famous image boards, like 4chan, ponychan. You can view images in fullscreen including animated gif and webm , save them on your phone, view quoted messages, and post reply to existing topics. Pin your favourite boards to your home screen. Enjoy the slideshow mode to browse only the pictures of the threads. And more to come in next versions!
8chan, 8kun, 4chan, Endchan: What you need to know
A rash of postings that may be related to mass shootings has put a spotlight on loosely moderated forums known as chan boards or image boards. While many people who visit these sites simply share memes or discuss video games, the sites have also become a gathering place for white supremacists and right-wing nationalists who take advantage of the freewheeling and anonymous nature of the boards. The anything-goes attitude has led chan boards to become swamps of hateful commentary. One board in particular, 8chan, became a magnet for these posts. After suspected shooters in at least three mass shootings in posted screeds on 8chan -- including before the El Paso, Texas, massacre in early August -- 8chan was forced offline when internet security company Cloudflare and other providers decided to stop working with the site.
The structure of 2chan served as the inspiration for then year-old Christopher Pool to create 4chan in , as an online gathering place where the — predominantly male — userbase could revel in countercultural irony, memes, and generalised semi-affectionate abuse of one-another. However, at the time of its inception, the board failed to attract users in large numbers. However, violence found ideological justification on 8chan, where a wave of Far-Right terrorism was incited by the Christchurch attack. The violence continued on 9 October, when Stephan Balliet attempted to conduct a mass shooting at a synagogue in Halle, Germany, eventually killing two people.