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    Uri ng sayt
    Mga wikang mayroonEnglish, Japanese (users can create language specific boards)
    May-ariFredrick Brennan
    PagrehistroNone available

    8chan (also called Infinitechan and stylized as ∞chan) is an English-language imageboard website composed of user-created boards. Each board is governed by its creator. Users generally post anonymously, with the most recent posts appearing above the rest. Registration is not required, nor is it possible (except for staff).[2] An official Japanese-language variant is available by the name 8ch.[3]

    The site has received both praise and criticism from various parties for its stance on open free speech with minimal restrictions. It allows any topic to be discussed, and all content to be posted, regardless of controversy. The only proviso is that all content posted must not violate United States law.

    One of the site's boards has played an active role during the Gamergate controversy after the topic was banned on the unaffiliated website 4chan, resulting in a migration of users. As of November 2014, the site was the 2536th most visited site in the USA,[1] receiving an average of 35,000 unique visitors per day and 400,000 posts per week.[4]

    Background[baguhin | baguhin ang wikitext]

    8chan was created in October 2013 by computer programmer Fredrick Brennan while living in Brooklyn, New York.[4] Shortly prior in the summer of 2013, Brennan had relocated from Atlantic City after receiving an offer to work as the lead programmer at a company that makes web-marketing projects for small businesses.[5] The website was created after Brennan perceived rapidly escalating surveillance and a loss of free speech on the Internet.[4] Brennan, who considers the imageboard 4chan to have grown into authoritarianism, describes 8chan as a "free-speech-friendly" alternative.[4] No experience or programming knowledge is necessary for users to create their own boards.[2] Since as early as March 2014, its FAQ has stated only one rule that is to be globally enforced: "Do not post, request, or link to any content illegal in the United States of America. Do not create boards with the sole purpose of posting or spreading such content."[2]

    In the opinion of Brennan, while he finds some of the content posted by users to be "reprehensible," he feels personally obligated to uphold the site's integrity by tolerating discussion he doesn't necessarily support regardless of his moral stance.[4] He argues that this premise is what makes 8chan unique, adding: "Once you get past all of the terrible content posted by teenagers to feel cool, you get to very interesting discussions and opinions that could simply not happen on Reddit or Facebook."[4] Many of 8chan’s most active boards are based in political discussion.[4]

    In September 2014, the website gained prominence in the Gamergate controversy after 4chan banned discussion of GamerGate.[4][6][7] A percentage of GamerGate supporters have been cited using 8chan's GamerGate board – among other sites – to organize their operations;[8] it is considered by some to be one of major centers for the online #GamerGate movement.[4][6] Initially called "/gg/", internal struggles with user administration forced Gamergate activists to migrate to "/gamergate/". The replacement quickly became the site's second most populous hangout while "/gg/" plummeted in visitor frequency.[8]

    Brennan agreed to partner 8chan with the Japanese message board 2channel[kailangan ng sanggunian] and subsequently relocated to the Phillipines in October 2014.[6]

    Media response[baguhin | baguhin ang wikitext]

    There are allegations that a portion of the 8chan userbase had harassed and attacked notable women online within the realm of video game culture.[4] These attacks – reported to have sourced from 8chan's centralized GamerGate areas – forced some to flee their homes.[9]

    Boards have been created to discuss controversial topics, among those pedophilia, though the sharing of sexually explicit photos of minors is against site rules, per United States laws regarding child pornography. When asked whether such boards were an inevitable result of free speech, Brennan responded, "Unfortunately, yes. I don’t support the content on the boards you mentioned, but it is simply the cost of free speech and being the only active site to not impose more 'laws' than those that were passed in Washington, D.C."[4]

    References[baguhin | baguhin ang wikitext]

    Ang buong artikulo o mga bahagi nito ay isinalin magmula sa artikulong 8chan ng Ingles na Wikipedia, partikular na ang bersiyong ito.

    1. 1.0 1.1 "8chan.co Site Info". Alexa Internet. Nakuha noong 2014-11-23.
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brennan, Fredrick. "FAQ". 8chan.co. Infinitechan. Tinago mula sa orihinal noong March 28, 2014. Nakuha noong November 23, 2014.
    3. Brennan, Fredrik. "∞chan". 8ch.net (sa wikang Hapones). 8c. Nakuha noong November 24, 2014.
    4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Howell O'Neill, Patrick (November 17, 2014). "8chan, the central hive of Gamergate, is also an active pedophile network". The Daily Dot.
    5. "A day in the life of a man with brittle bone disease". Al Jazeera.
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Chen, Adrian (October 27, 2014). "Gamergate Supporters Partied at a Strip Club This Weekend". New York (magazine).
    7. Audureau, William (October 15, 2014). "4chan, wizardchan, 8chan... s'y retrouver dans la jungle des forums anonymes les plus populaires du Web" (sa wikang Pranses). France: Le Monde. {{cite web}}: Bawal ang italic o bold markup sa: |publisher= (tulong)}
    8. 8.0 8.1 Bernstein, Joseph (December 4, 2014). "GamerGate's Headquarters Has Been Destroyed By Trolls". Buzzfeed. {{cite web}}: Bawal ang italic o bold markup sa: |publisher= (tulong)
    9. Stuart, Keith (October 17, 2014). "Brianna Wu and the human cost of Gamergate: 'every woman I know in the industry is scared'". The Guardian. {{cite web}}: Bawal ang italic o bold markup sa: |work= (tulong)

    External links[baguhin | baguhin ang wikitext]

    8ch.net (sa Hapones)