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Cloudfare remove its 8Chan security after El Paso shooting

Cloudfare will be terminating their service to controversial website 8Chan after the recent El Paso shooting

By Jak Connor from Aug 5, 2019 @ 1:30 CDT

The El Paso shooting that happened over the weekend truly rocked the world as at least 20 people were killed in what has been called a 'White Nationalist' hate crime.


8Chan has been targeted by people around the globe and deemed a 'hate' spreading website and a means of a megaphone for the gunman who shot dead at least 20 innocent people in El Paso, Texas. The gunman openly said on 8Chan that "In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto." After the events of El Paso, the decision by Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare is to remove their security protection services to the website which would ultimately render 8Chan vulnerable to DDoS attacks (distributed denial of service).

Cloudfare has removed their services to 8Chan to seperate themselves from the tragic events of El Paso. At the moment it is unclear whether or not 8Chan will acquire a new security service to protect the website, or if any security service is willing to step up to the plate and take the heat. 8Chan's founder surprisingly thanked Cloudfare for their separation, saying "Finally this nightmare may have an end." In conclusion, Prince says "Unfortunately the action we take today won't fix hate online. It will almost certainly not even remove 8chan from the Internet. But it is the right thing to do."

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