Controversial website 8chan tries to return underneath 8kun title – CNET


8chan has a brand new title.


Infamous imageboard 8chan has rebranded itself as 8kun. The positioning went offline in August following a mass capturing at an El Paso Walmart, and that is the primary point out of a brand new website. 

The official 8chan Twitter account tweeted a video that includes the brand new brand on Sunday. 8kun — “kun” is a Japanese suffix used when talking to teenage boys, whereas “chan” is for youngsters — is just not on-line but. The positioning was registered with Toronto-based Tucows, one of many largest area registrars on the planet, on Sept. 7.

Tucows did not instantly reply to a request for touch upon registering the brand new website. 

8chan went offline on Aug. 5 after safety platform Cloudflare dropped its help of the location following the Aug. three mass capturing in an El Paso Walmart capturing that left 22 folks lifeless. A hate-filled screed from the alleged gunman had been posted to 8chan shortly earlier than the assault. Website proprietor Jim Watkins stated 8chan would keep offline voluntarily and would return after he spoke with the US Home Committee on Homeland Safety, which requested that he seem in entrance of Congress. He spoke with the committee on Sept. 5, however the website stayed offline. 

Fredrick Brennan, 8chan’s creator, who has since distanced himself from the location, tweeted his ideas relating to the rebranding, saying “I do not need 8chan to return again.”

I do not need 8chan to return again.

Largely for private causes.

I feel its admins are horrible incompetent folks. I’ve a vendetta with them.

I am not in opposition to different imageboards, solely ones they run with names like 8chan. Sincere sufficient?

— Fredrick Brennan 🔣🇵🇭✝ (@HW_BEAT_THAT) October 7, 2019

8chan admins did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

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