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Technology Controversial site 8chan tries to return under 8kun name

19:40  09 october  2019
19:40  09 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

8Chan Returns as Japanese Pun 8kun

  8Chan Returns as Japanese Pun 8kun The forum formerly known as 8chan reemerged on Sunday, under a slightly different name: 8kun. The reboot is the site’s first time online since it went dark in August, after it was linked to multiple mass-shootings targeting Muslims, Jews, and people of color. 8kun, a Japanese pun riffing on the name “8chan,” is almost identical to the old site, where the alleged killers behind shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand; Poway, California; and El Paso, Texas posted far-right manifestos in support of racist killings. 76 people died across the three attacks.

The notorious forum 8 chan is signaling a return after its connection to multiple mass-murders got it booted offline this summer. Late Sunday night, 8 chan tweeted a teaser for what appears to be a new site called “ 8 kun .” The new name is an obvious reference to the old site , which has been suspended

The notorious forum 8 chan is signaling a return after its connection to multiple mass-murders got it booted offline this summer. Late Sunday night, 8 chan tweeted a teaser for what appears to be a new site called “ 8 kun .” The new name is an obvious reference to the old site , which has been suspended

Notorious imageboard 8chan has rebranded itself as 8kun. The site went offline in August following a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, and this is the first mention of a new site.

a close up of a sign: 8chan has a new name. 8chan© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. 8chan has a new name. 8chan

The official 8chan Twitter account tweeted a video featuring the new logo on Sunday. 8kun -- "kun" is a Japanese suffix used when speaking to teenage boys, while "chan" is for children -- is not online yet. The site was registered with Toronto-based Tucows, one of the largest domain registrars in the world, on Sept. 7.

Tucows didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on registering the new site.

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This name change relates to Japanese honorifics. The “-chan” suffix, while also Japanese, is usually used to refer to children whereas “-kun” typically refers 8 chan has been a hub for a large amount of discussion surrounding the QAnon conspiracies and many are already attempting to find nods to Q in

8chan went offline on Aug. 5 after security platform Cloudflare dropped its support of the site following the Aug. 3 mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart shooting that left 22 people dead. A hate-filled screed from the alleged gunman had been posted to 8chan shortly before the attack. Site owner Jim Watkins said 8chan would stay offline voluntarily and would return after he spoke with the US House Committee on Homeland Security, which requested that he appear in front of Congress. He spoke with the committee on Sept. 5, but the site stayed offline.

a close up of a sign: 8chan has a new name.© CNET

8chan has a new name.

Fredrick Brennan, 8chan's creator, who has since distanced himself from the site, tweeted his thoughts regarding the rebranding, saying "I don't want 8chan to come back."

8chan admins didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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8chan's rebranded 8kun site goes offline days after launch .
Its domain registrar terminated the site saying it breached its service agreement.Two days later, however, the rebranded site was back in internet purgatory afer its domain registrar pulled the plug. Tucows said N.T. Technology, the parent company of 8kun and 8chan, had violated its services agreement.

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