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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 owner says site will stay down until he talks with Congress

8chan owner says site will stay down until he talks with Congress He says the image board is offline "voluntarily."

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.

House Homeland Security Committee subpoenas 8chan owner

House Homeland Security Committee subpoenas 8chan owner The House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed the owner of 8chan, the internet messaging board linked to three mass shootings this year, to testify before Congress.House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and ranking member Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) issued the subpoena of Jim Watkins in order to support its ongoing probe into extremist content online."Today the Committee on Homeland Security issued a subpoena to Jim Watkins, the owner of the website 8chan," the leaders of the committee, which has partial jurisdiction over the issue of domestic terrorism, said in a statement.

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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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What might happen to 8chan? (The Daily Charge, 8/7/2019)

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