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Explorers set out to find lost WWII ships deep under the ocean Referring to the El Paso shooting which claimed at least 20 lives , Mr Prince said: "Nearly the same thing happened on 8chan before the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. When an error in the company's security system cropped up earlier this year it ended up leading to thousands of popular websites being taken down.
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Frederick Brennan, 8chan site's founder and former administrator - before leaving in - has distanced himself from the current administrator and the conduct of the image board's users.
On Twitter he criticised the site's strapline "embrace infamy" and asked the current administrator whether he found the constant shootings funny.
Trump: Hate has no place in our country Mr Prince explained his "rationale" for the decision to remove his company's protection for 8chan, stating: "They have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths.
It is an imageboard, a type of internet forum in which people primarily discuss topics using images attached to each of their posts rather than just text, which contains explicit and offensive material. It is unaffiliated with the infamous imageboard 4chan although it shares the same culture of anonymity and format of image posting, and its name reflects this.
In practice its different boards focus on different topics, including video games and Japanese cartoons, anime, and politics.
Image: Japense cartoons and comics known as anime are a large part of image board culture Each of these boards feature a wide range of anonymous contributions and discussions, but those on its "politically incorrect" have become notorious for prominently including hate speech and antisemitic conspiracy theories, as well as an abundance of slurs towards minority ethnic and sexual groups - all of which is protected under the first amendment to the US constitution.
What is it used for? Image boards have historically been used to discuss anime, originating with the 2chan image board founded in However, the lack of moderation on English-language site 4chan meant that they developed a particular kind of lawless culture, and historically were where many internet memes originated.
However, in recent years they have become exceptionally controversial, particularly due to harassment campaigns and alleged raiding activities carried out by the alt-right.
Right-wing extremism Image: The extreme-right has been endorsed by 'politically incorrect' boards The most popular board on 8chan is its "politically incorrect" board. Although other boards exist discussing video games, anime, and pornography, the role of the politically incorrect board on both 8chan and 4chan has been the subject of much scrutiny by academics.
Speaking to Sky News in , one academic researcher who had analysed the role of so-called "politically incorrect" boards in online hate speech , said that they had a significant effect on attacks on other websites.
Speaking to Sky News at the time of the Christchurch terror attack, Jacob Davey, who leads research into the far-right for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, said: "The use of 8chan's politically incorrect board is significant to this instance.
There needs to be a greater consideration of what to do with these platforms.
The site claims to have one global rule, that users: "Do not post, request, or link to any content that is illegal in the United States of America and do not create boards with the purpose of posting or spreading such content.
Among the most contentious areas of debate of US law are what actually constitutes incitement to violence.
In the hundreds of messages posted about the multiple shootings which have been advertised and celebrated on the website, many express respect and apparent endorsement of the terror attack with Nazi imagery and antisemitic language.