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[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

So is this the guy that created, sold, and then called for the banning of 8chan?

[–]r721[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Yeah, it's him. The owner is Jim Watkins now.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

And now Watkins voluntarily took the site down? These Watkins quotes are strange.

"The website has been offline voluntarily for the last week,"

"It's really really sad. Please don't blame me."

"I want them to understand that we have nothing to do with this crazy violence that's been happening,"

"I want them to understand what's been going on because it's obviously a smear by the press."

[–]r721[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Probably frightened by Congress' attention. Also maybe he decided to wait it out, it's probably costly to fight DDoS attacks without Cloudflare/BitMitigate help.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

poor guy imagine being a developer for a deepstate exposing site I probably would have been assasinated and have my site shut down by the first hour u/Magnora_7 much love and thanks for your efforts to keep the site safe from the deep state

[–]bobbobbybob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

since 8ch really did take down the content fast, it really is a smear. Especially as instagram was the prime host.