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Tech firms under pressureto cut access to hate speech

Aug 06, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle

A dark corner of the internet went offline Monday, as tech companies pulled service from an anonymous message board called 8chan in response to a spree of mass shootings.

In the hours after a young white gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, law enforcement officials found a document - a racist screed concerning an increasing Hispanic population - posted on 8chan shortly before the massacre. Police say they believe a suspect in custody is the author of the documen...