Cloudflare announces the end of service to the image bulletin board '8chan' as having affected the shooting shooting

On August 3rd (Sat) and 4th (Sun) of 2019, a series of shootings occurred in El Paso, Texas and Denton, Ohio, causing a total of 30 deaths. Among them, in the case of El Paso, it is known that the suspect is the user of Internet bulletin board

8chan and posted a statement immediately before the case occurred, and there was a similar case in the past shooting incidents As a result, Cloudflare announced that it will stop providing services to 8chan.

Terminating Service for 8Chan

The gunshots at El Paso occur on the afternoon of August 3, 2019 (Saturday). A suspect blew AK47 at Walmart, 20 people including shoppers were killed and 26 were injured.

Shooting guns in the US state of Texas, killed 20 people Injured 26 injured 20-year-old white man 10 photos International News: AFPBB News

The next day, on August 4th (Sun), it was dawning at the downtown area of Dayton, Ohio. Ten people, including the suspects, died and around 16 people were taken to the hospital.

10 gunshots, including 10 suspects in the US Dayton, Ohio 2 photos International News: AFPBB News

Of these, the suspects of El Paso's case published a statement in 8chan, similar to the suspects of the shootings at the mosque in Christchurch , New Zealand , which occurred on March 15, 2019. In addition, when a shooting case in which one person died in a synagogue in Powayway, California in April 2019, the suspect had published an open letter full of hatred to 8chan.

As a result, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince announced at 8:00 am Pacific time that he would stop providing services to 8chan.

Mr. Prince said, 'I am acknowledging even what should be blamed' about the contents of the site that is running the service in Cloudflare, 'causing a tragic event directly, It draws a line for platforms designed to be lawless, and 8chan has crossed that line. ' The same measures have been taken two years ago for the bulletin board site 'The Daily Stormer,' which claims neo-Nazi, white supremacy and the Holocaust denial.

In 8chan, we have tweeted that downtime may occur 24 to 48 hours. The 'The Daily Stormer' mentioned above has been revived by moving to a CDN different from Cloudflare, so 8chan is not considered to be closed this either.

In addition, as of 13:30 on August 5 (Mon), it looks normal.

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