Cloudflare Cuts Off Extremist Site 8chan After Multiple Shootings

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Cloudflare has announced that it will no longer provide security services to the far-right site 8chan following the deadly, mass shooting by a white nationalist in El Paso, Texas.

Cloudflare has been reluctant to pull its services from extremist websites, citing free speech issues… And probably also money ;-)!

Cloudflare has announced that it will no longer provide security services to the far-right site 8chan following the deadly, mass shooting by a white nationalist in El Paso, Texas, cloudflare 8chan stop
Cloudflare has announced that it will no longer provide security services to the far-right site 8chan following the deadly, mass shooting by a white nationalist in El Paso, Texas. Picture: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

This Cloudflare move will open 8chan up to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, starting at midnight PDT, that could permanently disable the site unless it’s able to find another security service.

8chan’s original founder, Fredrick Brennan asked Cloudflare to terminate its services to 8chan. After the announcement, he said on Twitter “They could have prevented this and chose not to … finally this nightmare may have an end.

For his Angelus message at midday on Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for the victims and families of three separate incidents that occurred in the past week.

The message board 8chan has been a haven for white nationalists. Cloudflare also ended support for another white extremist site, the Daily Stormer in the past.

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