22 Oct 2019

8Chan founder locked in battle with current owner

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 22 October 2019

The creator of the 8Chan website - used by the March 15 gunman to promote the video of the atrocity - is locked in a bitter battle with the current owner. After the Christchurch mosque attacks, 8Chan founder Fredrick Brennan called for it to be shut down and cut all ties with the forum. The current owner is Jim Watkins - who wants to be a citizen of the Philippines, where he's lived on a pig farm for the past 10 years. Mr Brennan is trying to block the application. Matthew Theunissen explains.