Security Cut Off for ‘Cesspool of Hate’ 8chan Forum

An online message board accused of hosting extremist content was temporarily inaccessible after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for a "cesspool of hate" following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

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NEW YORK (AP) — An online message board accused of hosting extremist content was temporarily inaccessible after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for a “cesspool of hate” following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. 8chan returned an error message after midnight California time, when Cloudflare Inc. said its support would end. There was no immediate explanation, but lack of security support would leave the site open to online attacks that might block access. Police…

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