Shut down 8Chan: Breeding grounds for Violence and Racism

Shut down 8Chan: Breeding grounds for Violence and Racism

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Chelsey L. started this petition to Americans

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/technology/8chan-shooting-manifesto.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

"8Chan is a megaphone for mass shooters, and a recruiting platform for violent white nationalists."

"So far this year, three mass shootings — El Paso, the mosque killings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif. — have been announced in advance on 8chan, often accompanied by racist writings that seem engineered to go viral on the internet."

Some folks may ask, if we shut this site down, won't they create another one? Probably. These terrorists are like cockroaches. However, if they create another cesspool, shut them down again. And again. And again. 

Some folks may say: this is pointless because it will not prevent another mass shooting. This may be true. However, removing a platform for White Supremacy to reign unchecked, is a small victory in a battlefield of much larger problems.

If you don't believe how 8Chan can proliferate such a vile and disgusting community, check out their Politics board and read the comments on the El Paso and Dayton Ohio shootings. There are users actually cheering the shooters on!

If you have been directly/indirectly affected by these shootings, past mass shootings, or by racism in general, I encourage you to sign this petition to remove a platform that encourages such hate.

I also encourage folks to read about Jim Watkins, the current owner of 8Chan. He has been complicit over the years in allowing 8Chan to become a cesspool of racism and hate. 

Each signature is a proclamation that we will not tolerate a community that thrives on racism. This is not what America is about, folks. America is about strength in diversity. 

Thank you for your time.

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