In spite of the best efforts of Hot Wheels and “journalists” like Kelly Weill of The Daily Beast, 8chan was relaunched this afternoon as 8kun.net.
8kun is being flooded with traffic:
Getting hit with huge traffic right now. Please be patient as we stabilize the network. Could be a few days before things are really working well again.— Ron (@CodeMonkeyZ) November 2, 2019
Whoa! Huge traffic! You may or may not see our page. We’re turning dials and pulling levers to compensate. pic.twitter.com/osgSRw6Uju— Is It Wet Yet? (@isitwetyet) November 2, 2019
Should be accessable now. That first wave of visitors totally crushed our servers. Needed to reboot. Things may be a little rocky out the gate. We’ll do our best to shore up as needed.— Is It Wet Yet? (@isitwetyet) November 2, 2019
I was never on 8chan.
There are millions of people who were though. I completely oppose politically motivated deplatforming. Granted, the site does need better moderation to weed out bad actors who are inciting violence, but it is unfair to blame all 8kun users for the violence of a handful of mass shooters who also use platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Twitch.
Note: Is Q coming back?