8chan

VICE News Tonight on HBO

How 8chan Was Born — and Became the Worst Place on the Internet

“Real life stopped mattering to me,” says founder Fredrick Brennan.
Elle Reeve
9.5.19
8chan

8chan’s Owner Will Tell Congress His Site Is About Video Game Tips and 'Down-Home Recipes.' Oh, and Mass Shootings.

Jim Watkins was called to testify because his website has played host to the racist screeds of at least three mass shooters this year.
David Gilbert
9.5.19
Islamophobia

Man Who Tried to Shoot Up a Mosque In Norway Was Inspired By Christchurch and El Paso

It's the third time the Christchurch shooter appears to have inspired an attack on minorities.
Tim Hume
8.12.19
El Paso

Congress Wants to Talk to 8chan's Owner About Extremism. He Says He's Too Busy.

This year, three suspected mass shooters have posted white supremacist screeds to 8chan before carrying out their attacks.
David Gilbert
8.7.19
Internet

8chan Forced to Move to Obscure Dark Web Service

8chan is distributing a copy of its content over a decentralized platform that supporters of the Islamic State also tried to use.
Joseph Cox
8.6.19
online extremism

8chan Extremists Are Going Dark. Here's Why That's Dangerous.

“Shutting these sites down can be a double-edged sword”
David Gilbert
8.6.19
8chan

The Owner of 8chan Is Super Sorry About All the Shootings. He Still Won’t Take It Down.

The website is a hate-filled rabbit hole, but Jim Watkins would have you believe it's just "a peacefully assembled group of people talking."
David Gilbert
8.6.19
8chan

8chan Has Been Taken Offline Again

8chan was once again taken offline Monday, hours after it managed to get itself back online.
David Gilbert
8.5.19
El Paso

The Hate-Filled Website 8chan Was Taken Offline After the El Paso Shooting. By Monday Morning It Was Back.

In the last six months, at least three people linked to mass shootings have posted content related to their attacks on 8chan.
David Gilbert
8.5.19
Mass Shootings

“No One Really Knew Him”: Everything We Know About the El Paso Mass Shooting Suspect

A manifesto thought to be written by the suspect said his attack "is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas."
David Gilbert
8.4.19
Conspiracies

People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships

We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise made their lives miserable.
Mack Lamoureux
7.11.19
conspiracy theories

The Epstein Scandal Is Giving QAnon Everything Pizzagate Couldn't

The accusations are fueling the community's baseless theory that liberal elites are running a child sex trafficking ring.
Tess Owen
7.10.19
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