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Major terrorist (white supremacist) attack in Christchurch (NZ) [UP6: 4 suspects in custody, 50 confirmed dead] (READ THREADMARKS)

Oct 26, 2017
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Yet somehow there are a lot of groups of people calling Resetera "more extreme then /pol/" and how /pol/ is playing "pretend and act edgy ironically".
Excusing the behavior of sites like 4chan and 8chan as faux-edgy, as kids with too much time on their hands trolling each other for kicks—that’s part of what’s allowed the culture of hate to spread. There are children now who have grown up with access to 4chan nearly their whole lives. Sick people have found companionship there for over a decade now. For every teenage edgelord throwing up a racist meme for lols there are three people who agree unironically.
 
Alt right assholes who were banned from Neogaf ( before it became alt right itself) and Resetera founded VOAT.

There's also Gab an alt right alternative to Twitter.

The internet made it easier for these fuckers to congregate and have an audience.
Not that its important in regards to this topic but voat was not founded nor created because of NeoGaf. It was created as an alternative to Reddit nearly 5 years ago, as a truly "no rules" discussion board. As such is harbors terrible ideologies and people.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I would like to say that i was shocked or surprised or anything but i'm not. I'm just sad because i knew it was bound to happen again sooner or later. And i know it will happen again. And again. And again...

The only surprise here is that it happened in New Zealand of all places.


Internet hatred and stupidity is the black plague of modern times. And i don't think we can do much against it unless we delete the internet.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I’m sorry to keep asking questions, but this 4chan/8chan world is completely foreign to me. What is this referring to because I’ve seen this THQ thing referenced several times on the thread.
It’s an anonymous image board. 8chan in particular is where gamer gate found its footing. It’s notorious for hosting extremists and other vile content, like child porn.
 
Dec 6, 2017
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Massive respect to the one guy who tried to tackle the shooter.

He almost managed it too. Got within arm's reach before being shot. Another fraction of a second and he might have changed the outcome.
 
Mar 11, 2019
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Thanks.

It’s an anonymous image board. 8chan in particular is where gamer gate found its footing. It’s notorious for hosting extremists and other vile content, like child porn.
Thanks. I was asking about the THQ thing specifically because somebody already explained what 8chan was to me earlier. I do appreciate it though. I know enough now to know I will never visit that place.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Not that its important in regards to this topic but voat was not founded nor created because of NeoGaf. It was created as an alternative to Reddit nearly 5 years ago, as a truly "no rules" discussion board. As such is harbors terrible ideologies and people.
Never heard of Voat until today... so I did the stupid thing of looking it up... Holy fucking shit that place is vile. Do not go there people.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It keeps me up some nights wondering how much the sum total of human suffering could have been lessened if a fucking millionaire website owner had just closed /pol/ when his site begged him to do so for years.

I hope Moot's money keeps his complicity from killing him (I hope he suffers when he goes).
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Clearly you didn't read the news because hes not an NZ citizen. Nothing about this is a sign that we're intolerant of any cultures so don't go spreading that kind of bullshit and that kind of narrative is the absolute last thing we need right now.
Unfortunately with the way headline news works and many many people not bothering to read beyond the headlines that's probably the narrative that will go out. Despite not being the case as you've kindly noted above
 
I am gutted that the initial reports I was seeing were correct and the body count has risen dramatically like it has. I had been hoping it was some of the usual misinformation that happens immediately following these types of things.


Also holy shit at 4 people involved. Its one thing for one person to be this deranged and determined, but 4? Thats just.....evil.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I am gutted that the initial reports I was seeing were correct and the body count has risen dramatically like it has. I had been hoping it was some of the usual misinformation that happens immediately following these types of things.


Also holy shit at 4 people involved. Its one thing for one person to be this deranged and determined, but 4? Thats just.....evil.
so far it's just one person. other three have been let go.