8chan Relaunches As 8kun

Chris Menahan
Nov. 04, 2019

After months offline due to a sustained assault by our Big Tech oligarchs, 8chan is finally back online after relaunching as 8kun.

Owner Jim Watkins shared this announcement video on Saturday:

From RT:
One-time free speech haven, MSM bogeyman and all-round ‘wretched hive of scum and villainy’ 8chan has relaunched as 8kun after a months-long hiatus, but will no longer permit “anything considered illegal in the United States.”

The anonymous forum 8Chan aka Infinitechan was an imageboard chat forum with minimal moderation from the site administrators, making it into somewhat of a free speech platform. Site administrator Jim Watkins once called 8chan “an empty piece of paper for writing on.”

After closing down in August amid major controversy, the popular if highly controversial platform has relaunched and rebranded with the Japanese suffix ‘chan’ being replaced with ‘kun’. The site is gradually migrating over many of its most popular message boards, with one notable exception: /pol/. The /pol/ subform is among the site’s most notorious, as it once hosted multiple mass shooters’ manifestos and ramblings.

[...] During testimony before US Congress, Watkins vowed not to remove so-called (but ill-defined) hate speech, but insisted that no illegal speech (under US law), that explicitly calls for violence, would be allowed on the platform.

“My company has no intention of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech. I feel the remedy for this type of speech is counter-speech, and I'm certain that this is the view of the American justice system.”
Bold young entrepreneur Nick Lim helped the site get back online and is working on helping others who have been deplatformed as well:

Folks should know 8kun is going to be teeming with feds, just as 8chan was.

I don't follow Q and never have as it struck me as a psy-op.

The slogan "trust the plan" sounds like a rebranding of "trust God's plan" meant to appeal to godless boomers.

I can't imagine trying to read his Confucius-style scribblings and trying to make sense out of them when there's hundreds of illuminating old classics to read instead, not to mention the Bible.

VICE is claiming "Q" is already posting on the site.

Though I'm not a fan, I'm glad to hear the site is back online and love to see how folks like Lim are innovating their way around Big Tech's totalitarian censorship regime.

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