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"By no means the only website:” Message board used by El Paso suspect to post manifesto goes offline

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(CBS 58) – In the wake of the tragic mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, a controversial message board has been taken offline.

The website, 8chan, is where authorities say the El Paso shooting suspect posted his manifesto minutes before the tragedy.

8chan has been linked to three mass shootings. Around 2 a.m., on Monday, it was taken down. Experts say the website is known for hate speech.

Internet infrastructure company, Cloudflare, announced it pulled support for the website, but experts say it’s likely it will pop up again soon.

“Banning 8chan just buys a little bit of time,” Marquette University Political Science professor Barrett McCormick said. “Those folks will just find other places to go. 8chan is by no means the only website, it’s just a convenient place they’re all at right now.”

8chan has also been linked to the suspects in the California synagogue shooting and the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

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