8chan

The Weird, Dark History of 8chan

The story behind the online message board 8chan: “an anonymous digital safe haven for the type of discussions that made many of its users unwelcome elsewhere on the web: abhorrent racism, violent misogyny, and rampant anti-Semitism.” The site is in the news again after the El Paso shooting as the shooter used it to post an anti-immigration screed just a few minutes before opening fire.