August 5, 2019
If you’re reading this page then I have good news for you: you can see this page.
I just wrote about how we need to get everyone on Tor, then minutes later, the normieweb site went down.
What happened was, 8chan was pulled from Cloudflare so they signed up for BitMitigate (the CDN service we went to when we were pulled from Cloudflare in 2017), and because the outrage machine is still churning, anti-speech activists on Twitter, headed up by the New York times, were able to get BitMitigate kicked off of backbone services.
UPDATE: Looks like @voxility just cut off all of Bitmitigate's prefix at their edge routers, shutting down not only their customers but Epik's corporate systems.
— Alex Stamos (@alexstamos) August 5, 2019
Shutting down BGP peers is a whole new level of attack, where they’re basically saying “just lay your own cables, bigot.”
Anyway, if they don’t get it fixed, we’ll have to figure out something else, which will no doubt be very expensive. So please give us money.
I support 8chan and blah blah blah, but this was really fucking stupid to switch to another service immediately after being banned from Cloudflare. We already know how the outrage machine works: when it is running, you deal with chain-bannings. Then they eventually forget about you and move on. If 8chan would have taken a vacation for even a couple of days, the whole thing would have blown over and they could have signed up to BitMitigate without issue.
This El Paso story is going to get dropped fast anyway, because there was an antifa shooter the same day.
By the way, I’m reading that 8chan wasn’t even responsible for the shooting.
If 8chan isn’t responsible, and it is actually Americans who are at fault, why not shut down Americans and leave 8chan alone.