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8chan owner sues founder for cyber libel in the Philippines

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:34 PM

8chan owner Jim Watkins accuses 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan of cyberlibel in the Philippines, where defamation is a criminal offense

JIM WATKINS. 8chan's current owner, Jim Watkins, reaches out to the public via YouTube. Screenshot from YouTube video.

8chan founder: Filipinos not accessing the 'real internet'

Aug 25, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Are Filipinos too dependent on Facebook?

8chan is 'a cesspool,' 'worst content on the internet,' says site founder

Aug 19, 2019 - 7:54 PM

'Don't go on sites like 8chan,' warns its founder Frederick Brennan

Rappler Talk: 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan on what has become of the internet

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:37 AM

From a website envisioned as a platform for free speech, 8chan has become host to hate speech related to multiple mass shootings in the United States. Watch its founder, Frederick Brennan, live on Rappler.

PNP urges 8chan's Jim Watkins to pay visit to Camp Crame

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The Philippine National Police urges Jim Watkins to follow the lead of 8chan creator Fredrick Brennan and 'give anything he would want to share in our ongoing investigation'

JIM WATKINS. 8chan's current owner, Jim Watkins, reaches out to the public via YouTube. Screenshot from YouTube video.

8chan owner summoned to testify before U.S. Congress

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:22 PM

8chan's Jim Watkins is asked to 'provide testimony regarding 8chan’s efforts to investigate and mitigate the proliferation of extremist content, including white supremacist extremist content'

JIM WATKINS. 8chan's current owner, Jim Watkins, reaches out to the public via YouTube. Screenshot from YouTube video.

8chan founder hopes El Paso shooting 'final nail in coffin'

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Fredrick Brennan repeats his call for the site to be closed, saying 'I should have shut it down when I had the chance'

8CHAN. Fredrick Brennan, creator of imageboard website 8chan, speaks during an interview with AFP in Manila on August 6, 2019. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

8chan offline again after host loses access to rented servers

Aug 06, 2019 - 4:12 PM

8chan is offline again after infrastructure-as-a-service provider Voxility cuts ties with the forum's new host

PNP to probe website linked to U.S. mass shootings

Aug 06, 2019 - 12:18 PM

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde orders the Anti-Cybercrime Group to verify information against 8chan, whose owner has reportedly been living in the Philippines

CloudFlare cuts ties with 8chan in light of shootings

Aug 05, 2019 - 1:12 PM

'The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths,' the CloudFlare team explains

American living in PH owns 8chan, which is linked to El Paso shooting

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:29 AM

A 2016 report says that Jim Watkins has been living in the Philippines since 2004