The Signal

Why 8chan's founder wants it shut

Aug. 6, 2019

On Saturday a 21-year-old allegedly shot up a crowded mall in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 people. Just minutes before the massacre, he reportedly uploaded a manifesto to the website 8chan. It’s the third time in just 6 months shooters have allegedly posted their plans on the site in advance. So how did 8chan come about and what role is it playing in these mass shootings? In today's episode we talk to 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan, who says his forum has morphed into something really ugly and now he wants it shut down.

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