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not yet. Code Monkey is still making necessary changes. If you have the Q Alert App you will be one of the first to Know when 8 chan is up and running.
 

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3 video parts of OAN's interview with 8chan owner:


Or here, if you prefer:

In part two, he said he intends to bring 8chan online soon, within a few days.

So we shall see what Q has to say after all this time.
:-)

============= updated on Sunday, 9/08/2019 to say the Twitter post was taken down. For some reason the thread reader app link still contains the videos. They may disappear also but they are still there now.

Okay, I found a good quality on YouTube:
Owner 8chan Jim Watkins Full OAN interview Jack Posobiec (5 min 51 sec):​
Published on Sep 7, 2019 by will power​
 
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One of those changes I feel is censoring. 8ch will have to be able freeze commenting on any post deemed dangerous. Like a manifesto from a sicko, that was grabbed from somewhere else and posted to 8ch like the El Paso shooter.
 

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8 Chan grosses $12K a year LOL!

Too funny!

A real shame they didn't televise the interrogation...
 

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SerialBrain2: Trump’s Big Victories at the G7 - Part 2: Trump Freed France from the Cabal!

 

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Link to Jim Watkins prepared testimony:
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/62f5a3_f869c81d6bcb495ebdd137776542fe11.pdf
Text below (apologies for the poor formatting of the copy and paste from .pdf, but for those who don't like to click links):

September 4, 2019
One Hundred Sixteenth Congress Committee on Homeland Security U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Re: Committee on Homeland Security 8chan Inquiry Chairman Thompson and Members of the Committee:

Today, James Watkins appears for a congressional deposition addressing your Committee’s concern over social media companies’ efforts to address online extremist content. We have prepared this statement in an effort to assist the Committee in understanding how careful and responsible a platform 8chan is. While Mr. Watkins is empathetic to the victims of mass shootings in America, 8chan has never tolerated illegal speech and has a consistent track record of working with law enforcement agencies when appropriate.

After the current disruption of service, 8chan has taken steps to improve its ability to identify illegal content and to act more quickly in doing so. To these ends, it hopes to be of continued assistance to law enforcement officers in times of need.

Mindful of tragedies America has faced, Mr. Watkins also believes in the exceptional promise of the First Amendment.8chan is the only platform featuring a full commitment to free speech—a one-of-a-kind discussion board where anonymous users shared tactics about French democracy protests, how to circumvent censorship in repressive countries, and the best way to beat a classic video game. In this hodgepodge of chaotic discussion, down-home recipes are traded, sorrows lifted, and a small minority of users post hateful and ignorant items.

As Justice Hugo Black once noted, the “First Amendment provides the only kind of security system that can preserve a free government –one that leaves the way wide open for people to favor, discuss, advocate, or incite causes and doctrines however obnoxious and antagonistic such views may be to the rest of us.”1

It is with this in mind that Mr. Watkins is proud to host the only platform compatible with the First Amendment.With these introductory points in mind, we address the issues raised by your subpoena.

1. Personal Statement from James Watkins

I would like to thank the honorable Bennie Thompson and the honorable members for inviting me to this sacred House of Representatives. I am proud to be able to help the Congress the American people and the House Committee on Homeland Security. It is indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity for myself to be able to participate in whatever capacity I am able. I consider myself a good and faithful American man and promise to do my best to help you solve your dilemma with the hate speech and censorship of minority opinions of voices on the internet. I will say today contrary to some rather noisy folks that my company is law abiding and we understand that the restriction of some speech is necessary. Speech that satisfies the emergency test is not protected, is removed once reported, and law enforcement requests are filled vigorously.1 Yates v. U.S.354 U.S.298, 344 (1957)(Black, J., concurring).

Congressional Primer on 8chan September 4, 2019

My company has no intention of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech. I feel the remedy for this type of speech is counter speech, and I'm certain that this is the view of the American justice system. This may be a contrary opinion to our friends in other countries. Those across the oceans may feel it necessary to stifle the voice of minority opinions. This is not what I intend to do. Our company has built and maintained a digital forum that is the place where opposing viewpoints and those of minorities such as the LGBTQ may express themselves free from the fear of their life. As some are persecuted with even the ultimate penalty in other countries. I am aware that my invitation here was because of some recent mass shootings. I assure you that neither myself, nor any of my staff,have participated in any of these atrocities. The recent letter, and serious nature of it resonate in my soul, and I feel deep despair and heartache for the families of the victims of these shootings. Most recently in Alabama, and Texas, and other victims worldwide.

My company and myself intend to fully comply with the removal of speech that does not pass the emergency test. Currently our website is offline. This is a shame, and something that I am not proud of, since it has censored and silenced the voices of those across our country. It has also censored those in other societies where our forum was the only outlet available to express themselves safely. The French democracy board is now silent. The board for Egypt and from some of our oppressed neighbors to the South are examples of this. I am ashamed that they lost their last bastion of free speech and will endeavor to right this wrong safely and effectively in the near future.

2. How Does 8chan Address Online Extremist Content?

Unlike other platforms that have faced controversy for banning relatively innocuous speech, 8chan features a full commitment to the promise of the First Amendment. 2 That is, 8chan recognizes that small categories of unprotected speech exist outside the purview of the First Amendment. These include categories like child pornography, “fighting words,” and “true threats.”3 Where speech posted on 8chan falls outside the recognized protection of the First Amendment, 8chan takes action to remove it or to work with law enforcement requests to unmask the identity of a poster of unprotected speech.

Beyond minute categories of unprotected speech remain all sorts of uneducated, ill-informed, and conspiratorial opinions. These remain protected under the First Amendment and protected by 8chan. As Justice Brandeis reasoned, “If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”4 8chan encourages vigorous debate, discussion, and changed opinions as a result of interacting through its imageboards. Unlike platforms like Facebook or Twitter, there are no “speech police” to shut down poorly formed opinions, popular conspiracy theories, or hateful monologues. Instead, this curation is left to thousands of moderators and fellow users with the hope that better reason and enlightened wisdom will, ultimately, prevail.

Why extremism thrives in the current American political landscape remains unknown and deeply problematic. The celebration and exaggeration of victimhood exacerbates social divides and amped-up fear destroys rational debate. 8chan has no silver bullet, no magic cure to end extremism in America today. It knows that censorship and suppression do little to cure underlying societal ills. Thus, it remains committed to the promise of the First Amendment, to allow for unfettered free discussion, and to work with law enforcement when tragedies occur.

3. What Are the Operations and Organizational Structure of 8chan?

8chan is an imageboard where users can post anonymously on existing boards or on boards they create themselves. An imageboard is comprised of multiple boards. A board is a collection of threads (which are displayed as a catalog or an index page). Threads contain replies. Users can either create new threads (as original posters or “OPs”) or reply to existing threads on their boards of choice. On 8chan, anyone can create a board using the create feature. When a user creates a board, he or she becomes a Board Owner (in 8chan parlance). A Board Owner can add Board Volunteers to help moderate the board.

Using an analogy, 8chan works like a federation, with the 8chan Administration as the federal government, each board as a state, and each Board Owner as a governor. Each board has its own rules, but the one rule every board has to abide by is the 8chan Global Rule, which states: “Do not post, request, or link to any content that is illegal in the United States of America and do not create boards with the purpose of posting or spreading such content.”

To enforce the 8chan Global Rule without depending on Board Owners, the 8chan Administration relies on a group of unpaid volunteers, called Global Volunteers, who are responsible for banning and deleting rulebreaking content sitewide and reporting rule-breaking boards to the 8chan Administration.

4. How Does Content Moderation on 8chan Operate?

8chan enforces one content moderation rule on the entire website: “Do not post, request, or link to any content that is illegal in the United States of America and do not create boards with the purpose of posting or spreading such content.” In 2019 alone, the following items were deleted as a result of content moderation:

o 92 discussion boards deleted​
o 47,585 users banned​
o 132,874 posts deleted​
Moderation is mostly done by volunteers. There are no algorithms for content moderation in place. All 8chan moderation relies on human volunteers and one automated “bot” account (called botmod) to remove illegal content and spam, automated or human, based only on keywords. Users can either apply to become volunteers or create a board, which they then have to moderate themselves. These local Board Owners and Volunteers can enforce local rules on their board, but they are required to enforce the 8chan Global Rule. Global Volunteers are trustworthy users picked by the 8chan Administration to uphold the 8chan Global Rule sitewide regardless of local volunteer moderation. Additionally, the 8chan Administrator can delete, block the name of, and ban entire boards that break the 8chan Global Rule or take boards away from irresponsible Board Owners who failed or decided not to enforce the 8chan Global Rule.

When logged into a volunteer account, the user in question has access to the moderation action buttons, which appear on every post on the board his account is tied to or on every post sitewide (in the case of Global Volunteers). Volunteers can also see a user's truncated IP address hash. On 8chan, all IP addresses are hashed to make users anonymous and protect their privacy. Under normal circumstances, there is no possible way for a volunteer to figure out a user's IP address from their hash. The purpose of the hashed IP address is for volunteers to be able to see which IP hash created which posts and take action accordingly without being able to deanonymize or “dox” a user. A volunteer can also click on the IP address hash and see all active (still not deleted) posts made by that address on the board they are on. Posts that have been deleted cannot be seen and post histories cannot be seen across boards, only per board.

Usually, Global Volunteers only enforce the 8chan Global Rule on user-created boards. Sometimes, they will help with content moderation if a user-created board is getting spammed. The dashboard of Global Volunteers has more moderation action buttons than a Board Owner account. For example, they can delete a user's entire post history across all boards on the website, while Board Owners can only delete all posts by a user on their specific boards.

Global Volunteers also handle spam that is deemed to have been caused by a bot when it affects more than one board at a time. Again, a moderation bot exists for the purpose of removing automated or human spam that always follows a similar pattern. Some of the Board Owners also choose to run their own moderation bots on their boards for different purposes (usually repeated spam). The bots are never deemed reliable enough to operate on their own without human supervision and they must be adjusted periodically as spam changes constantly to beat the keyword filters in place.

5. How Does 8chan Interact with Law Enforcement?

8chan has regularly obeyed subpoenas and lawful requests from law enforcement agencies. This interaction largely occurs through e-mail. Over the course of 2019 alone, 8chan staff have complied with 56 U.S. law enforcement requests. Before the Christchurch incident, 8chan used to receive a much lower number of law enforcement requests (around one or two a month, sometimes none). Foreign law enforcement requests are usually handled through American authorities.

Included in this packet as Exhibit A is a confidential list of communications with United States law enforcement agencies from 2017 until today. In each and every instance, you will see examples of 8chan’s compliance with law enforcement requests. 8chan strives to provide helpful information to law enforcement agencies where appropriate.

6. How Has 8chan Responded to Specific Acts of Violence Linked to the Site?

After the Christchurch incident, it added more Global Volunteers from different time zones and gave them specific instructions to ban true threats (under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c)) or solicitation to commit a crime of violence (under 18 U.S.C. § 373).

When the El Paso shooting happened, 8chan was in the midst of developing a way to restrict certain parts of the website during a state of emergency. The board would be either put into a read-only mode where users would not be able to post or a restricted mode where they would not be allowed to post any files or use the Tor Network there. It is currently working to expand on these models.

Notably, after the following events, deletion or takedown times were as follows:

o Christchurch https://8ch.net/pol/res/12916717.html Created: [03/15/19 00:28:41 +0000] Deleted: [03/15/19 03:17:30 +0000] IP: [Redacted] (one OP, no other posts) Time Until Deletion: 2 hours and 49 minutes

o Poway https://8ch.net/pol/res/13192921.html Created: [04/27/2019 17:58:01 +0000] Deleted: [04/27/2019 18:10:15 +0000] IP: [Redacted] (one OP + several thread creation attempts + three replies to two different threads) Time Until Deletion: 12 minutes

o El Paso https://8ch.net/pol/res/13561044.html Created: [08/03/19 16:15:20 +0000] Deleted: [08:03:19 17:00:00 +0000] IP: [Redacted] (two posts, one OP + o

7. What is the Current Status of 8chan?

At this time, 8chan is offline voluntarily. The site may come back online, but only when 8chan is able to develop additional tools to counter illegal content under United States law.

8. What is 8chan’s Interaction with Other Technology Companies?

8chan has had limited contact with Silicon Valley technology companies or their staff. NT Technology has contracts with Arin, Tucows, and Epik. There has been no sharing of information or networking or any joint effort with any other Silicon Valley technology companies. Furthermore, 8chan has had no contact with any companies or staff in charge of alternative social-media websites.

9. What Are 8chan’s Future Plans?

If 8chan comes back online, it will be done when 8chan develops additional tools to counter illegal content under United States law. If 8chan returns, staff would implement a way to restrict certain parts of the website during a state of emergency, in which case any board in question would be put in a read-only mode until it would be deemed safe enough to enable posting again. It also looks forward to working with the federal government to improve the law, making reporting and engagement with law enforcement agencies easier. Toward this end, 8chan includes its list of suggested legislative reforms as Exhibit B.

10. Conclusion

8chan has strived to be the only imageboard fully compatible with the First Amendment. At the same time, it has worked responsibly with law enforcement agencies when unprotected speech is discovered on its platform. No single platform can sensibly prevent all hateful, illegal, or threatening speech—it can only act in due time to remove it. 8chan’s record demonstrates that it is a responsible platform, carefully protecting free speech and assisting law enforcement agencies in appropriate times of need. Sincerely,

James Watkins
Owner, 8chan

Benjamin Barr
Counsel
(202) 719-1717
 
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Link to Jim Watkins prepared testimony:
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/62f5a3_f869c81d6bcb495ebdd137776542fe11.pdf
Text below (apologies for the poor formatting of the copy and paste from .pdf, but for those who don't like to click links):

September 4, 2019One Hundred Sixteenth CongressCommittee on Homeland SecurityU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515Re:Committee on Homeland Security 8chan InquiryChairman Thompson and Members of the Committee:Today, James Watkins appearsfor a congressional deposition addressingyour Committee’s concern over social media companies’ efforts to address online extremist content. We have prepared this statement in an effort to assist the Committee in understanding how careful and responsible a platform 8chan is. While Mr. Watkins is empatheticto the victims ofmass shootings in America, 8chan has never tolerated illegal speech and has a consistent track record of working with law enforcement agencies when appropriate.After the current disruption of service, 8chan has takensteps to improve its ability to identifyillegal contentand to act more quicklyin doing so. To these ends,it hopes to be of continued assistance to law enforcement officers in times of need.Mindful of tragediesAmerica has faced, Mr. Watkins also believes in the exceptional promise of the First Amendment.8chan is the only platform featuring a full commitment to free speech—a one-of-a-kind discussion board where anonymous users sharedtacticsabout French democracy protests, how to circumvent censorship in repressive countries, andthe best way to beata classic video game. In this hodgepodge of chaotic discussion,down-home recipes are traded, sorrows lifted, and a small minority of users post hateful and ignorant items. As Justice Hugo Black oncenoted, the “First Amendment provides the only kind of security system that can preserve a free government –one that leaves the way wide open for people to favor, discuss, advocate, or incite causes and doctrines however obnoxious and antagonistic such views may be to the rest of us.”1It is with this in mind that Mr. Watkins is proud to host the only platform compatible with the First Amendment.With these introductory points in mind, we address the issues raised by your subpoena.1.Personal Statement from James WatkinsI would like to thank the honorable Bennie Thompson and the honorable members for inviting me to this sacred House of Representatives. I am proud to be able to help the Congress the American people and the House Committee on Homeland Security. It is indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity for myself to be able to participate in whatever capacity I am able. I consider myself a good and faithful American man and promise to do my best to help you solve your dilemma with the hate speech and censorship of minority opinions of voices on the internet. I will say today contrary to some rather noisy folks that my company is law abiding and we understand that the restriction of some speech is necessary. Speech that satisfies the emergency test is not protected, is removed once reported, and law enforcement requests are filled vigorously.1Yates v. U.S.354 U.S.298, 344 (1957)(Black, J., concurring).

Congressional Primer on 8chanSeptember 4, 20192My company has no intention of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech. I feel the remedy for this type of speech is counter speech, and I'm certain that thisis the view of the American justice system. This may be a contrary opinion to our friends in other countries. Those across the oceans may feel it necessary to stifle the voice of minority opinions. This is not what I intend to do. Our company has built and maintained a digital forum that is the place where opposing viewpoints and those of minorities such as the LGBTQ may express themselves free from the fear of their life. As some are persecuted with even the ultimate penalty in other countries. I am awarethat my invitation here was because of some recent mass shootings. I assure you that neither myself, norany of my staff,have participated in any of these atrocities. The recent letter, and serious nature of it resonate in my soul, and I feel deep despair and heartache for the families of the victims of these shootings. Most recently in Alabama, and Texas, and other victims worldwide.My company and myself intend to fully comply with the removal of speech that does not passthe emergency test. Currently our website is offline. This is a shame, and something that I amnot proud of, since it has censored andsilenced the voices of those across our country. It has also censored those in other societies where our forum was the only outlet available to expressthemselvessafely. The French democracy board is now silent. The board for Egyptand fromsome of our oppressed neighbors to the Southare examples of this. I am ashamed that they lost their last bastionof free speech and will endeavor to right this wrong safely and effectively in the near future.2.How Does 8chan Address Online Extremist Content?Unlike other platforms that have faced controversy for banning relatively innocuous speech, 8chan features a full commitment to the promise of the First Amendment.2That is, 8chan recognizes that small categories of unprotected speech exist outside the purview of the First Amendment. These include categories like child pornography, “fighting words,” and “true threats.”3Where speech posted on 8chan falls outside the recognized protection of the First Amendment, 8chan takes action to remove it or to work with law enforcement requests to unmask the identity of a poster of unprotected speech. Beyond minute categories of unprotected speech remain all sorts of uneducated, ill-informed, and conspiratorial opinions. These remain protected under the First Amendment and protected by 8chan. As Justice Brandeis reasoned, “If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”48chan encourages vigorous debate, discussion, and changed opinions as a result of interacting through its imageboards. Unlike platforms like Facebook or Twitter, there are no “speech police” to shut down poorly formed opinions, popular conspiracy theories, or hateful monologues. Instead, this curation is left to thousands of moderators and fellow userswith the hope that better reason and enlightened wisdom will, ultimately, prevail.2“U.S. conservatives say Facebook needs ‘significant work’ to address concerns: former senator,” David Shepardson, Reuters (Aug. 20, 2019), available at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ss-concerns-former-senator-idUSKCN1VA1I7.3See, e.g., Osborne v. Ohio, 495 U.S. 103 (1990) (child pornography is unprotected speech); Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) (fighting words are unprotected by the First Amendment); Virginia v. Black, 538 U.S. 343 (2003) (“true threats” are punishable and unprotected by the First Amendment). 4Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 377 (1927) (Brandeis, J., concurring).

Congressional Primer on 8chanSeptember 4, 20193Why extremism thrives in the current American political landscape remains unknown and deeply problematic. The celebration and exaggeration of victimhood exacerbates social dividesand amped-up fear destroys rational debate. 8chan has no silver bullet, no magic cure to end extremism in America today. It knows that censorship and suppression do little to cure underlying societal ills. Thus, it remains committed to the promise of the First Amendment, to allow for unfettered free discussion, and to work with law enforcement when tragedies occur.3.What Are the Operations and Organizational Structure of 8chan?8chan is an imageboard where users can post anonymously on existing boards or on boards they create themselves. An imageboard is comprised of multiple boards. A board is a collection of threads (which are displayed as a catalog or an index page). Threads contain replies. Users can either create new threads (as original posters or “OPs”) or reply to existing threads on their boards of choice.On 8chan, anyone can create a board using the create feature. When a user creates a board, he or she becomes a Board Owner (in 8chan parlance). A Board Owner can add Board Volunteers to help moderate the board.Using an analogy, 8chan works like a federation, with the 8chan Administration as the federal government, each board as a state, and each Board Owner as a governor. Each board has its own rules, but the one rule every board has to abide by is the 8chan Global Rule, which states: “Do not post, request, or link to any content that is illegal in the United States of America and do not create boards with the purpose ofposting or spreading such content.”To enforce the 8chan Global Rule without depending on Board Owners, the 8chan Administration relies on a group of unpaid volunteers,called Global Volunteers, who are responsible for banning and deleting rule-breaking contentsitewideand reporting rule-breaking boards to the 8chan Administration.4.How Does Content Moderation on 8chan Operate?8chan enforces one content moderation ruleon the entire website: “Do not post, request, or link to any content that is illegal in the United States of America and do not create boards with the purpose of posting or spreading such content.” In 2019alone, the following items were deleted as a result of content moderation:o92 discussion boards deletedo47,585 users bannedo132,874 posts deletedModerationis mostly done by volunteers. There are no algorithms for content moderation in place. All 8chan moderation relies on human volunteers and one automated “bot”account (called botmod) to remove illegal content and spam, automated or human, based only on keywords. Users can either apply to become volunteers or create a board,which they then have to moderate themselves. These local Board Owners and Volunteers can enforce local rules on their board, but they are required to enforce the 8chan Global Rule. Global Volunteers are trustworthy users picked by the 8chan Administration to uphold the 8chan Global Rule sitewide regardless of local volunteer moderation. Additionally, the 8chan Administrator can delete, block the name of,and ban entire boards that break the 8chan Global Rule or take boards away from irresponsible Board Owners who failed or decided not to enforce the 8chan Global Rule.When logged into a volunteer account, the user in question has access to the moderation action buttons, which appear on every post on the board his account is tied to or on every post sitewide (in the case of Global

Congressional Primer on 8chanSeptember 4, 20194Volunteers). Volunteers can also see a user's truncated IP address hash. On 8chan, all IP addresses are hashed to make users anonymous and protect their privacy. Under normal circumstances, there is no possible way for a volunteer to figure out a user's IP address from their hash. The purpose ofthe hashed IP address is for volunteers to be able to see which IP hash created which posts and take action accordingly without being able to deanonymize or “dox”a user. A volunteer can also click on the IP address hash and see all active (still not deleted) posts made by that address on the board they are on. Posts that have been deleted cannot be seen and post histories cannot be seen across boards, only per board.Usually, Global Volunteersonly enforce the 8chan Global Rule on user-created boards. Sometimes, they will helpwith content moderation ifa user-created board is getting spammed. The dashboard of Global Volunteershas more moderation action buttons than a Board Owner account. For example, they can delete a user's entire post history across all boards on the website, while Board Owners can only delete all posts by a user on their specific boards.Global Volunteersalso handle spam that is deemed to have been caused by a bot when it affects more than one board at a time. Again, a moderation botexists for the purpose of removing automated or human spam that always follows a similar pattern. Some of the Board Owners also choose to run their own moderation bots on their boards for different purposes (usually repeated spam). The bots are never deemed reliable enough to operate on their own without human supervision and they must be adjusted periodically as spam changes constantly to beat the keyword filters in place.5.How Does 8chan Interact with Law Enforcement?8chan has regularly obeyed subpoenas and lawful requests from law enforcement agencies. This interaction largely occurs through e-mail. Over the course of 2019 alone, 8chan staff have complied with 56 U.S. law enforcement requests. Before the Christchurch incident, 8chan used to receive a much lower number of law enforcement requests (around one or two a month, sometimes none). Foreign law enforcement requests are usually handled through American authorities.Included in this packetas Exhibit Ais a confidentiallist of communications with United States law enforcement agencies from 2017 until today.In each and every instance, you will see examples of 8chan’s compliancewith law enforcement requests. 8chan strives to provide helpful information to law enforcement agencies where appropriate.6.How Has 8chan Responded to Specific Acts of Violence Linked to the Site?After the Christchurchincident, itadded more Global Volunteersfrom different time zones and gave them specific instructions to ban true threats (under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c)) or solicitation to commit a crime of violence (under 18 U.S.C. § 373).When the El Paso shooting happened, 8chan was in the midst of developing a way to restrict certain parts of the website during a state of emergency. The board would be either put into a read-only mode where users would not be able to post or a restricted mode where they would not be allowed to post any files or use the Tor Networkthere.It is currently working to expand on these models.Notably, after the following events, deletion or takedown times were as follows:

Congressional Primer on 8chanSeptember 4, 20195oChristchurchhttps://8ch.net/pol/res/12916717.htmlCreated:[03/15/1900:28:41+0000]Deleted:[03/15/1903:17:30+0000]IP:[Redacted](oneOP,nootherposts)TimeUntilDeletion:2hoursand49minutesoPowayhttps://8ch.net/pol/res/13192921.htmlCreated:[04/27/201917:58:01+0000]Deleted:[04/27/201918:10:15+0000]IP:[Redacted](oneOP+severalthreadcreationattempts+threerepliestotwodifferentthreads)TimeUntilDeletion:12minutesoElPasohttps://8ch.net/pol/res/13561044.htmlCreated:[08/03/1916:15:20+0000]Deleted:[08:03:1917:00:00+0000]IP:[Redacted](twoposts,oneOP+onereplytosamethread)TimeUntilDeletion:45minutes7.What is the Current Status of 8chan?At this time, 8chan is offline voluntarily. The site may come back online, but only when8chan is able to develop additional tools to counter illegal content under United States law.8.What is 8chan’s Interaction with Other Technology Companies?8chan has had limitedcontact with Silicon Valley technology companiesor their staff.NT Technology has contracts with Arin, Tucows, and Epik.There has been no sharing of information or networking or any joint effort with any other Silicon Valley technology companies.Furthermore, 8chan has had no contact with any companies or staff in charge of alternative social-media websites.9.What Are 8chan’s Future Plans?If8chan comes back online, it will be done when 8chan develops additional tools to counter illegal content under United States law. If8chan returns, staff would implement a way to restrict certain parts of the website during a state of emergency, in which case any board in question would be put in a read-only mode until it would be deemed safe enough to enable posting again.It also looks forward to working with the federal government to improve the law, making reporting and engagement with law enforcement agencies easier. Toward this end, 8chan includes its list of suggested legislative reforms as Exhibit B.
Congressional Primer on 8chanSeptember 4, 2019610.
Conclusion
8chan has strived to be the only imageboard fully compatible with the First Amendment. At the same time, it has worked responsibly with law enforcement agencies when unprotected speech is discovered on its platform. No single platform can sensibly prevent all hateful, illegal, or threatening speech—it can only act in due time to remove it. 8chan’s record demonstrates that it is a responsible platform, carefully protecting free speech and assisting law enforcement agencies in appropriate times of need. Sincerely,James WatkinsOwner, 8chanBenjamin BarrCounsel(202) 719-171
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The link in the pic no longer works (it goes to a Google search page). Here's a link to the article:

The 4 functions of Q
(I posted the article in the post below for those who don't like to click on links)

 
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The 4 functions of Q


We are coming to the end of summer, with the Labor Day holiday weekend now in the past. The evenings will grow darker and cooler, people will return indoors, and the TV screen will regain their attention. The collective consciousness will turn back to the business of government — and criminal justice.

Senator Graham has made a formal request to Attorney General Barr for him to declassify the material related to the illegal spying on the Trump administration. This Spygate scandal is finally going to hit the public realm, exposing the corrupt alliance between the DNC, a compromised justice system, and the crooked mass media.

This sets up a cascade of revelations of high-level criminality — together with further media complicity to cover it up. This collusion includes both the mass published media, as well as social media platforms. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter masquerade as neutral communications services, but are really illegal gatekeepers of information.

This denouement to the scandal was long anticipated: a collapse of credibility of the media institutions that are meant to support the free flow of information and hold power to account. It is a crisis of trust the like of which has never been encountered before.

This is where the Q operation comes in: we have had nearly two years of preparation for this moment. Citizen journalists and alternative media are already taking up the mantle of reliable and truthful sources, overtaking the discredited corporate mass media in both audience size and engagement.

I was recently asked to summarise "what is Q?", and came up with four core functions that this military intelligence program implements for these extraordinary times.


1. Q is a multi-year process to disclose secret illegal government activity

There are over 3500 "drops" by Q to date, but the core tale of corruption is told in the first 100. Anybody can go read them in an hour or so. The very uncomfortable truth is that the US Government has long been beholden to an institutionalised system of transnational crime, that has also hijacked many other countries.

Q gave open source researchers a framework in which to "dig" for data on this system of criminality. The belief that Hillary Clinton — essentially a puppet of that system — could not lose the 2016 election had made them careless, and left an extensive public evidence trail. The result is a vast trove of vetted data collated by anonymous citizens working in collaboration worldwide.

To say that what has been uncovered is disturbing is to miss the point: not only are many "conspiracy theories" true, they are interlinked as part of a single plan to destroy freedom and bring on global totalitarian rule. Your worst nightmares of betrayal and genocide were being actively implemented — by those who had sworn to serve you.

Specifically, Obama was not a legitimate President, and every part of his legacy will be dismantled. He is the greatest political fraud ever perpetrated, and that is against some stiff competition from his predecessors. Hillary Clinton was meant to be a continuation of that fraud to its destructive conclusion. The corporate media have known this all along, and exposure of the plot will destroy them.

At the heart of this psychopathic system of criminal power is the multi-generational abuse of children, tied to an ancient sex and death cult. Government by occult forces seems like science fiction, but it turns out to be the world we live in. Understanding this ugly reality is the key to ending the evil that it perpetuates.


2. Q is a prophylactic against civil war and vigilante activity

The last two years have seen a nonstop battle between the mainstream and alternative media for "narrative supremacy". It has involved the mass media pushing the Russiagate hoax, which now lies broken and exposed as a fabricated and paid-for lie.

The mass media had to attempt to unseat President Trump in order to preserve themselves. Whilst the attempted coup it represents is very serious, in many ways this has proven to be a distraction. The public has been kept engaged — and dare I say even entertained — with this drama, whilst the painstaking process of cleaning up the justice system has quietly taken place in the background.

Q has given activists for justice a focus that they otherwise would have lacked. Q has offered an angry public hope — grounded in practical progress — of a peaceful outcome using the lawful system of civilian and military justice. For the real challenge is not arraigning the traitors, but doing so in a way that doesn't cause society to collapse.

As the treason of many trusted politicians, business leaders, and military personnel is now revealed, there is an established Q movement with a track record of peaceful investigation of the truth, rather than vigilante activity seeking revenge. The collapse of trust in the mass media — who covered for these crimes — will not leave a vacuum for troublemakers to occupy.

The Q drops demonstrate that what is unfolding is all part of a managed process of justice that has been thought through with military precision. It gives ordinary people awakening to the nightmare confidence in the plan for resolution, and a good reason to reject those who would wish to cause harm by inciting violence or insurrection.


3. Q is a training program in discernment and logical thinking

Decades of media brainwashing and social conditioning have led much of the public to mistrust their own judgement, and to disbelieve the evidence of their own eyes and ears. The weaponisation of mass media against the very citizens it was meant to protect creates deep social division and mutual distrust.

Propaganda has been packaged as journalism, and the skill of distinguishing these is not offered in schools. Quite the opposite is true: public education has become indoctrination. Criminals have taught people to shut down rational inquiry on hearing the term "conspiracy theory", and hence ignore their crimes, based on the threat of being ridiculed and socially ostracised.

Q is like a grand bootcamp for digital soldiers, who have to learn to deal with this complex and contentious information landscape. The Q drops frequently use the Socratic method, encouraging learning via asking questions, rather than providing packaged answers. Q incites people to think for themselves — rather than telling people what to think — and to use logic rather than emotion.

Q has helped us to understand what kinds of data we can rely on in a data environment filled with disinformation, and what we should be wary of. We have had to become more judicious in our selection of valid sources, and more discerning about future dates and events that may or may not transpire. Q has validated our trust in evidence and reason over purported authority.

Two years of the building of this "Q Army" has created a mass movement of people who question everything they are told, taking nothing at face value. We have learned to expand our thinking, and are open to new possibilities that would previously have been dismissed as too "out there". For the truth really is stranger than fiction — by far.


4. Q is an information weapon against institutionalised crime and corrupted media

The corporate media is the most powerful weapon of the criminal "deep state" that is right now being removed from power. The media's deceit has captured the souls of many of our compatriots into a web of lies and hatred. To counter this, Q has created a formidable foe to take on the "fake news", as digital soldiers dissect every falsehood in real time, 24x7.

In the coming battle, the corrupt mass media will attempt to spin everything to their advantage — no matter how indefensible. They have already been working hard to get ahead of the story, setting up doubts about video evidence as being "deep fakes"; suggesting that paedophilia is a sexual preference rather than a serious crime; and even attempting to normalise cannibalism. (The word "pedovore" is one I wish I hadn't had reason to encounter.)

Ultimately the public are going to have to decide who is telling the truth: is the mass media offering journalism or propaganda? Can it be really true that they are just one coordinated narrative under so many seemingly independent brands? How could such an unethical system of mind control ever be possible in a modern technological age?

The Q operation has been set up with the ultimate catch-22 for a corrupt corporate media, proving conclusively that it is pure propaganda, and not legitimate journalism. How so? The identity of Q is deliberately opaque. Q is not a "formal" program of the US government or military. Yet Q offers hundreds of data points that demonstrate Q is indeed linked to the Trump administration.

Any ordinary person can seek these out and validate them. They are beyond compelling. Meanwhile, the corporate media writes endless hit pieces on Q denouncing everything Q offers as "debunked conspiracy theory". They write ad hominem attacks on those who think for themselves and reject the media's false narrative.

Yet these "journalists" never do the most basic investigative activity of asking President Trump whether Q is legitimate, and if he is connected to it. This "Q question" turns Q into the most powerful (and paradoxical) information weapon in history: the credibility of the entire mass media is on the line, and every day they fail to ask it more people come to realise they are not in the business of journalism.

The mass media's refusal to ask this simple question constantly destroys their credibility, with no action or effort required by the forces of truth. As Spygate and other scandals unfold, the outrage of the public at the complicity of the media will grow, and demands for the "Q question" to be asked will become irresistible.

At that point, the corrupt corporate media will have triggered their own demise: every assertion of Q they dispute will necessitate public proof. An avalanche of disclosure will cascade down and bury them. Every previous hit piece they wrote on Q will act as an epitaph — and a warning to those who might consider such organised lies in future.


source: https://mailchi.mp/martingeddes/the-4-functions-of-q
 

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The link in the pic no longer works (it goes to a Google search page). Here's a link to the article:

The 4 functions of Qhttps://mailchi.mp/martingeddes/the-4-functions-of-q

Interesting... IF you've been following this thread and all its machinations, i.e., 'Q' is real, 'Q' is a LARP, 'Q' is milintel, etc. etc. etc.

and you have come to the realization that 'Q' just might be all the above...

You got to ask yourself 'why?'... Why all the hubbub from 'higher ups'? Those who want to control the info flow?

We know they're trying their hardest to get rid of 'Q'! But if 'Q' is merely a harmless fantasy, why?

They tried to say it was the shooter's manifesto - proven to be uploaded AFTER the shooting. Hmmm timeline is off.

They say 8Chan foments wackos... white supremacists on the loose... drugs..., and from the very beginning no less, attacks on MSM warning folks to 'stay away'. Don't look there, look over here where we want you to focus... Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain....

But the facts don't seem to matter to the PC crowd who want to relieve themselves of a supposed LARP...!

LOL It's just too damn hilarious to comprehend sometimes.... Why?

Why all the attention for something so 'harmless'... unless.....
 

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"I sell interesting and informative conversations for a living. If you would like a "thinking partner" for your business, do get in touch." ~ Martin Geddes

So, you have to ask yourself, where does Q get the funding to hire such a high ranking digital marketing professional to write their, oooops my bad, HIS new manifesto? (I assume you think he/they are such 'patriots' they fund this campaign by themselves?)

Then research Mr. Martin Geddes. His time at Oxford studying 'The Economist', his work in AI and how he proposes to big money/really influential clients how the current Internet is just a 'prototype' for what is really coming.

why the high end consultant agency? GIM does't even have 8chans budget. (It's fairly easy for me to understand, but obviously not for the Q cliche)

All I know for certain, with this man's digital genius and background, if he were truly on our side he would be sitting in the cell next to Assange by now. In fact, he would be on their 'hit list' even before a Julian Assange.
 

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And a couple more gems by Martin....

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"I sell interesting and informative conversations for a living. If you would like a "thinking partner" for your business, do get in touch." ~ Martin Geddes

So, you have to ask yourself, where does Q get the funding to hire such a high ranking digital marketing professional to write their, oooops my bad, HIS new manifesto? (I assume you think he/they are such 'patriots' they fund this campaign by themselves?)

Then research Mr. Martin Geddes. His time at Oxford studying 'The Economist', his work in AI and how he proposes to big money/really influential clients how the current Internet is just a 'prototype' for what is really coming.

why the high end consultant agency? GIM does't even have 8chans budget. (It's fairly easy for me to understand, but obviously not for the Q cliche)

All I know for certain, with this man's digital genius and background, if he were truly on our side he would be sitting in the cell next to Assange by now. In fact, he would be on their 'hit list' even before a Julian Assange.
Your mistake is thinking Q paid for Martin's following.

I suppose you think Q is paying the hundreds of people that are doing research and writing on Q?

What Martin's profession and skill was before the Q thing came along just makes him extremely talented at the Q work he has been doing these almost two years now.

I may be wrong and you may be correct. Time will tell. I have the patience to wait and see which one of us is correct.
 

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So, you have to ask yourself, where does Q get the funding to hire such a high ranking digital marketing professional to write their, oooops my bad, HIS new manifesto?
I'm guessing the same funding that created a world wide Q movement that is demanding "We Want TRUMP!" all across the globe?

Volunteers who see freedom within their grasp? Those weary of censorship and political correctness...?

The honor of being associated with a movement like this?

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AND at the bottom of his page HERE

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so, send him some shekels...
 
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the 'containment of civil unrest and social upheavel is not...(the easy part)

Just another person who has no Faith in We The People

I take great offense to this and anyone else who harbors such thought...it is to presume We The People can't be Trusted

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the 'containment of civil unrest and social upheavel is not...(the easy part)

Just another person who has no Faith in We The People

I take great offense to this and anyone else who harbors such thought...it is to presume We The People can't be Trusted

Fuck You
Yeah, I don't really care any more. The intel which represents the full, uncensored truth will always be kept from us until and unless we take it by force. Of course that type of American patriot was last seen in this country after WWII. Starting in the mid 60's that type of America slowly started to fade away until we have what we do today....Feminazis, transvestites, girly men and muslim SJWs and the rest of us who are afraid we'll get arrested if we push back against that and risk offending them, are mostly all we have left for Americans.

It's too late to save this country. The only way for America to rise from the ashes is the know the truth and set the stage for justice to be done. Everything in this article tells me that's not going to happen. America is already gone and Trump isn't going top save it after all. I've resigned myself to trying to make the best of the rest of my life and continue to prepare as much as possible for everything I can.
 

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There are times when I go to post something then I think, "No, there are other things I can do instead."
This is one of those times.
Later.
 

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Yeah, I don't really care any more. The intel which represents the full, uncensored truth will always be kept from us until and unless we take it by force. Of course that type of American patriot was last seen in this country after WWII. Starting in the mid 60's that type of America slowly started to fade away until we have what we do today....Feminazis, transvestites, girly men and muslim SJWs and the rest of us who are afraid we'll get arrested if we push back against that and risk offending them, are mostly all we have left for Americans.

It's too late to save this country. The only way for America to rise from the ashes is the know the truth and set the stage for justice to be done. Everything in this article tells me that's not going to happen. America is already gone and Trump isn't going top save it after all. I've resigned myself to trying to make the best of the rest of my life and continue to prepare as much as possible for everything I can.
Yes. OK. For the n-th time, your position is WELL known.

Do you really have to re-iretate an iteration and keep on keeping on doing the same thing?

Every time I think I'm opening something new and no, it's just the_shootist re-iterating his iterations, iteration.

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Well for one am not ready to give up. I believe Trump and Q do have a plan to dismantle what the DS set up for America and I would like to see it happen. Yes, I get frustrated that this is dragging out so long with what appears to be nothing being done and the thumbing of the nose by obvious DS operatives. But I choose to trust the plan. Because the day I can no longer trust Q's plan is the day I grab my baseball bat and bad attitude and make war myself with the left wingnuts. And this he is trying to avoid.
 

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I believe Trump and Q do have a plan to dismantle what the DS set up for America
Because it's the only peaceful option left. The other option is almost unthinkable but the only real option.
When they double down on stupid time and time again. Idiot believe them because they see it on the tee vee.
Lets face it most people 66% are paycheck to paycheck & hide in sports, booze or drugs.
 

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the 'containment of civil unrest and social upheavel is not...(the easy part)

Just another person who has no Faith in We The People

I take great offense to this and anyone else who harbors such thought...it is to presume We The People can't be Trusted

Fuck You
It's not a matter of "faith in WE the people"...it IS a matter of knowing what pissed off people do when unleashed...it's called chaos. Mayhem ensues. People are killed, property is destroyed and damaged. When people are OUT OF CONTROL emotionally and physically (pissed AND rioting) you can ONLY have faith in those people farkin' EVERYTHING up! Just like you can have faith in Epstein being a sick perv extortionist or Killary being a corrupt, self-absorbed, narcissistic psychopath no matter what they say or do. Look at the Watts riots. Look at the Detroit riots. Look at the LA riots. And what got changed for the positive in the aftermath of those riots?!? Do you REALLY want such a clusterfuck unleashed at this point?!?

The whole point here IS to DRAIN THE SWAMP. Rout out the evil and send it packing. If you do NOT get that then you have no clear understanding of just how deeply rooted this evil is in government and throughout the whole of the USofA and around the whole world. A task this large, this woven into the fabric of American life requires MUCH time to rout out. It's a long, arduous, tense, seemingly pointless at times process and during all of it keeping the people informed in a simple and direct way pissing them off a little at a time so they can work through the ugliness, start piecing everything together and get committed to the process of achieving justice without unleashing their wrath and rioting and burning down the whole country. If you actually want a future America beyond the Trump administration you're just going to have to suck it up and deal with it. Yeah, otherwise unleash the people and burn, baby, burn. You go right ahead and have your faith in "We, the people". Reduce the USofA to a 3rd world hellhole just like the deep state wants.