8chan owner Jim Watkins

After being “respectfully requested” to appear before the House Committee on Homeland Security last week, 8chan owner Jim Watkins was sent a subpoena on Wednesday ordering him to testify on September 5.
Watkins has been under fire as of late, given 8chan’s connection to the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left over 20 people dead.
Hearing Watkins’ testimony on the matter, the committee said, was “critical” to understanding what can be done to “counter the trend.”

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Last week, the owner of the controversial online message board, 8chan, was “respectfully requested” to appear before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Now, he’s being ordered to do so.

On Wednesday, 8chan owner Jim Watkins was sent a subpoena to appear before the House Committee on September 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Watkins has been under scrutiny as of late, given 8chan’s connection to the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left over 20 people dead. The suspect, a 21-year-old man, is believed to have posted a manifesto on 8chan minutes before the attack advocating anti-immigrant and white supremacist beliefs.

The shooting was the third act of “deadly white supremacist extremist violence” …read more


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