8kun – Description, Creation, Reason, Controversial Board, and More
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What is 8kun?
The most remarkable point of 8kun is that now the site presents a disclaimer, which serves as a warning.
“Any content that violates the United States of America laws will be removed and will ban the person responsible.”
It has new name and new promises of control although without precise details.
According to the information, 8kun went into operation on November 3 and had more than 70 active boards.
According to their managers, they have received more than 200 migration requests from ‘boards’ and are looking to have the 25 most popular 8chan.
It is a most famous and controversial board, where Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old author of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.
It published his racist manifesto before the attack and Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old young man.
According to authorities, he also posted his hateful message on 8chan moments before a shooting that left 20 people dead in El Paso, United States.
As we know, 8chan was precisely removed after the El Paso shooting when companies like Cloudflare, Voxility, and Tucows withdrew support and service to the site last August.
And 8chan had been synonymous with a racist community and with extremist ideologies.
So the providers decided not to be related to this.
8kun maintains part of the team that managed 8chan, including Ron Watkins, the son of 8chan owner Jim Watkins.
They have clarified that they are aware of the previous site’s reputation.
And this time does not want 8kun to end in the same way, so now they will “seek to align themselves with the law” while maintaining their users’ anonymity.
So far, it is not clear how they will avoid illegal content and what tools they will implement for this titanic task.
Outside of the disclaimer on the home page, it is unclear if there are any changes to the way 8kun will handle all content uploaded.
On the other hand, the creator of 8chan, Fredrick Brennan, maintains his position and does not support the site’s return:
I do not want 8chan to return and think its administrators are incompetent people.
While Jim Watkins, current owner, and operator of 8chan, continues with his speech by ensuring.
The site is “voluntarily offline” and is ready to return after developing tools that serve to flag illegal content.
It is a fact that 8chan is back, with a new name, new promises of control, although without precise details of how they will make sure that what happened last time does not end up happening.
As they recall in Vice, Watkins assured in a prepared statement presented before the National Security Committee of the White House of the formal Representatives of the United States that 8chan could go back online.
However, he said, “Only when 8chan can develop additional tools to counteract illegal content under United States law.”
We’ll see where it all goes and if the name-changing choice – changing the suffix chan.
It is usually referring to children, to Kun, referring to adolescents – means something.