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Vowing to Protect Controversial Free Speech, 8Chan Owner Claims Site Will Be Back Online This Week

Jim Watkins appeared on the One America News Network last week to explain the latest developments about 8Chan.

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The controversial free speech website 8Chan has been offline since it was widely blamed by the fake news media of facilitating recent mass shootings. The site’s owner Jim Watkins said in an exclusive interview with the One America News Network that he expects the website to be restored sometime this week.

Watkins explained to journalist Jack Posobiec that he had recently finished a hearing with the House Committee on Homeland Security where the government officials questioned him about his personal finances.

“They asked about my finances. They didn’t seem to get it that 8chan is not a billion-dollar company like the other companies they’ve been talking to. I think they were a little bit shocked at the fact that 8chan grosses about $12,000 per year,” he said.

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“They started grilling me over and over again on foreign investment and foreign money. I had to get them to narrow that down a little bit because we do take money online from foreigners. They go to our shopping cart and pay us money,” he added.

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Watkins made it clear to the Congressional lawmakers that he has never taken a loan from a foreign government and never worked with any foreign intelligence agency.

“They asked a lot about Russian access to 8chan, and I explained to them that the Russian government has blocked access to 8chan,” he said.

Watkins told Posobiec that he was grilled by lawmakers primarily about the Poway, CA synogague shooting, where the alleged killer posted a manifesto on 8Chan before initiating a rampage that resulted in one dead and three others injured.

Watkins said: “The first I heard about the Powoy shooting was when I saw the Assistant FBI Director being grilled on C-SPAN by Congressman Thompson. This is the first I knew about the Powoy shooting. At that time, I said ‘well, we have to get him some information because he doesn’t know anything about 8Chan.'”

He said he offered Congress a great deal of information about 8Chan and made recommendations about what could be done for authorities to more effectively work with the tech industry to prevent attacks in the future.

Watkins said he has been busy making sure that after 8Chan is restored, it will be on much firmer standing in the future and less vulnerable to attack from tech monopolies that are dedicated to implementing Big Brother censorship.

“I have been spending this time with building my own version of Cloudflare so we don’t have one central place to shut down the websites so easily because basically these giant public companies can just de-platform anybody they want,” Watkins explained.

Cloudflare terminated their agreement to host DNS services with 8Chan last month, even though they provide those same services to pedophile networks.

Watkins said: “I’ve received threats from big public companies. It’s like commercial terrorism. It’s like ‘we’re going to not only shut you down, I’m going to shut down the companies that are two hops above you on the internet.'”

He feels that if he cannot put 8Chan back online, it will be a monumental victory against digital freedom for Big Brother. Watkins feels his battle is emblematic of a much greater war for free speech in the technological age.

“I think we are the first of many, and that if I don’t get back online, then it will be considered a success, and that they’ll go after the next site, and the next site, and the next site. So I feel an obligation to turn [8Chan] back on, and that is super important to me even though it is not like a profitable enterprise. It’s so many people silenced right now,” Watkins said.

Watkins made clear that he doesn’t intend to change 8chan’s free speech policies due to political pressure. He believes that protecting anonymity is more important than ever before, and apart of the American creed.

“Proactively censoring is something they would do in Europe. It’s something they would do in the People’s Republic of China, and that’s okay because that’s their country, but Americans don’t do that,” he said.

Watkins expects 8Chan to be restored to full functionality sometime this week.

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Amazon Updates App Icon After People Complain That It Reminded Them of Adolf Hitler

The left is obsessed with Nazis.

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Amazon has changed the logo of its smartphone app after people said that it reminded them of Adolf Hitler.

The original logo (on the left in the image above) depicted a piece of blue tape above the classic smile arrow. Amazon introduced it in January to replace the image of a shopping cart.

Some people—presumably leftists, because no one else is as obsessed with Nazis as them—claimed on Twitter that the combination of the smile and the tape looked too much like Hitler’s toothbrush mustache.

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This is the second time in recent days that leftists have seen Nazi-related imagery where there is none. Over this past weekend Twitter blew up after some claimed that CPAC’s stage setup resembled the Odal rune. Aside from the ridiculousness of the idea that CPAC intentionally shaped it like the Odal rune, the rune is not a Nazi symbol per se. The Scandinavians of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages used runes as letters of their alphabet. The Odal rune only became a symbol after a couple of SS divisions appropriated it as such.

Back in June Big League Politics reported how Facebook cited “Nazi symbolism” as an excuse to justify removing Trump campaign ads that attacked Antifa:

Facebook has censored political advertisements from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Trump campaign targeting the ANTIFA domestic terrorist group.

The social media giant is claiming that the ads were guilty of “violating our policy against organized hate.” They claim that the campaign was using symbols from Nazi Germany, which is not quite accurate.

“Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” a spokesperson from Facebook wrote.

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However, the Trump campaign pointed out in response to the censorship that the inverted red triangle symbol is “widely used by antifa.” A fact check confirms that the Trump campaign is telling the truth about the symbol’s use.

Leftists like to condemn conservatives who dabble in “conspiracy theories” yet at the same time claim to see Nazis and Nazism everywhere they look. Very deluded behavior.

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