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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 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

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

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