Jim Watkins/YouTube 8chan owner Jim Watkins uploaded a video to YouTube on Sunday in response to media reports that incorrectly said an alleged gunman, accused of an attempted terrorist attack on a mosque in Norway on Saturday, posted on the message board prior to the incident. Watkins says in the video that the image board has been down, by choice, for the last week and it wouldn’t be possible to post anything to the site.
“The website has been offline voluntarily for the last week,” he said in the video taken at the Sands Regency Casino Hotel in Reno, 카지노사이트 Nevada, according to the YouTube description. “It’s really really sad. Please don’t blame me.”
Now playing: Watch this: What might happen to 8chan? (The Daily Charge, 8/7/2019) 6:06 Watkins says he will bring the site back online once he’s talked with “Homeland Security.” He’s likely referring to the House Committee on Homeland Security, which requested he appear in front of Congress to address the proliferation of extremist content on 8chan.
“I want them to understand that we have nothing to do with this crazy violence that’s been happening,” he said. “I want them to understand what’s been going on because it’s obviously a smear by the press.”
A spokesperson for the Committee told CNET they have been in contact with Watkins.
8chan, a site popular with extremists, has been largely offline since Aug. 5 after internet security company Cloudflare and other providers decided to stop working with the site. “They have proven themselves to be lawless, and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths,” Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince wrote in a blog post on Aug. 5.
The catalyst was a mass shooting that killed 22 people and injured another two dozen at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. …