Hatechan: The Hate and Violence-Filled Legacy of 8chan

8/8/19

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A mass shooting by a white supremacist at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on 3 August 2019, shocked Americans across the nation. The attack left 22 people dead and even more injured. Shortly before the attack,  alleged shooter Patrick Crusius is believed to have posted a manifesto on the website 8chan. The four-page screed was intended to provide a justification for his deadly spree.

It is not the first time a white supremacist killer has followed precisely this ritual.

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