1 · 8chan, a nexus of radicalization, explained
By: Emily Stewart
Published: August 5, 2019
* The platform is a dark, toxic corner of the internet. * On August 4, a 21-year-old man opened fire at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, killing 22 people and injuring at least two dozen others. * The incident appears to have an eerie similarity with shootings at a San Diego synagogue in April and two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March: The shooters were spending time in the same dark corner of the internet, specifically, a site called 8chan =97 a notoriously difficult-to-police forum. But the El Paso shooting may finally change that.