Jim Watkins born November  is an American businessman and the operator of the imageboard website 8chan and textboard website 2channel. Watkins founded the company N. Technology in the s to support a Japanese pornography website he created while he was enlisted in the United States Army.
After leaving the Army to focus on the company, Watkins moved to the Philippines. He began providing domain and hosting services to 8chan inand became the site's official owner and operator the same year.
Some journalists and conspiracy theory researchers believe that Watkins knows the identity of, or that he himself is, " Q ", the person or group of people behind the QAnon conspiracy theory. Watkins joined the United States Army in when he was 18 years old, and served until or Inwhile still enlisted, Watkins created a website for Japanese pornography called "Asian Bikini Bar".
He later renamed the venture "N. Technology", which according to Watkins was a meaningless acronym meant to make pornography purchases less conspicuous on credit card statements. Technology, which is based in Reno, Nevadainitially sold advertising, and later also sold web hosting services to other Japanese adult entertainment websites that couldn't be hosted in Japan. Watkins has owned or been involved with many business ventures. He owned an organic food restaurant in ManilaPhilippines, which is now closed.
InWatkins opened a Manila-based software business called Race Queen, which has subsequently been listed as the employer on Philippine work visas for several employees of Watkins'. Watkins also runs the Manila-based business Loki Technology. He has been involved with a book narration company called books. He has also created a news organization called The Goldwater, whose content has been described by The Washington Post as "notably conspiratorial and amateurish".
He is listed as the chairman of the board of a company called Emerald Pedistal, which sells piglets. After 4chan 's founder, Christopher "moot" Poolebanned discussion related to Gamergate in September 14, Brennan began advertising 8chan as a " free speech friendly 4chan alternative". Brennan found it increasingly difficult to keep up with the server costs of the growing site, and the site experienced frequent downtime as multiple internet service providers denied service due to the site's objectionable content.
Watkins' son, Ron Watkins, told his father about the website after learning of it from an Al Jazeera America documentary about Brennan. The elder Watkins contacted Brennan to offer a partnership, under the condition that Brennan come to the Philippines to work for him.
Technology, began offering domain name services and hardware to host 8chan in intoand Brennan continued to be responsible for the site's software development and community management. Brennan remained the site administrator untilat which time he relinquished the role. Wired magazine reported he left the position due to stress, others have attributed his departure to Brennan growing disgusted with the site and its contents, and asking to be reassigned to work elsewhere.
Inthe perpetrators of the March Christchurch mosque shootingsthe April Poway synagogue shootingand the August El Paso shooting both used 8chan to disseminate their respective manifestos. Watkins has attempted to earn money through 8chan, although the website has never been profitable. Posters on the website can pay, using a cryptocurrency created by Ron Watkins, to have their posts listed prominently through a program called "King of the Shekel ".
In a interview, The Washington Post asked if the name was antisemitic ; Watkins hung up on them. In OctoberWatkins filed a cyberlibel case against Brennan for tweeting that Watkins was "senile" and that 8chan's moderators were "incompetent". Cyberlibel is a crime in the Philippines that can be punished with time in prison. Brennan has said that Watkins filed the suit to try to intimidate and punish him. Brennan, who has brittle bone diseasehas said that because of his medical condition and the notoriously poor conditions in the Bureau of Immigration Bicutan Detention Centerarrest by the Philippine authorities would likely result in his death.
He hosted the site on N. Technology's servers. Watkins has claimed he seized the 2channel domain because the loss of revenue from the data breach made Nishimura unable to pay hosting costs. QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trumpwho is battling them. Q has said they will never post outside of 8chan.As one anon writes.
Who else is there left to lead a country to fight clown world? What hope is there even left in man when the only guy that tried to oppose clown world dies?
Meanwhile what the fuck will you all do as the water boils, you sitting frogs? None of you have to guts to rise for your precious ethnostate because you know the jew will strike you down, yet none of you support what is a baby step towards that goal done by a man with the -power- to change things. My theory is they have had Biden percolating a super-bug waiting to be released at the debate, knowing it was the only way to get close to Trump. Biden gave it to Trump. Hope got it from Trump but got tested first.
Biden is the would-be assassin. Can get any crazier? These are just magical amulets. The jews love their amulets. It created the perfect alibi for the deep state to get rid of a non-globalist president. Insider here: Trump does not have Covid A highly credible plot to overthrow the government was discovered.
Trump is faking Covid for his own protection. Trump is secured at Walter Reed as an insurance policy while the Secret Service will be making arrests tonight.
Lesser accomplices, such as Pelosi and Schumer, will be rounded up in the coming days. They all have sealed indictments and warrants for their arrest. All will be taken directly to Guantanamo for military tribunals for treason. Mike Pence is en route to North Korea, where Kim Jong Un has offered him protection, backed by Putin, to ensure that any other countries do not intervene.
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I thought conservatives thought it was a plot by China. This reminds me of how they said Hillary would be executed on live TV in March With the exception of the fifth line, it could be a cheerful dirty about disease.
So, in Q world, Kim and Putin are good guys? They tend to ignore that Russian law under Putin is opposed to foreign evangelism. Chinese people are all secretly Jewish, not a mix of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.4chan greentext - /x/ - Stories from the 'Nam
Why do think we have the big meetings Chinese restaurants while Christians are busy with their Christmas? Key word here being foreign. I figure Orthodox Christianity is close enough for them. There used to be a Jewish community in Shanghai, including at least one family of tailors who trained generations of Chinese tailors who later moved shop to Hong Kong when the Mao suit became de rigeur on the mainland.
Or right, for that matter. Pearl Buck, a prolific and popular novelist in the mid-twentieth century, wrote a book about the Jews of China, whose history is said to date back to around CE. Crip Dyke And that must be why China is communist, something something cultural Marxism. Of course, one would think that a non-cult member would start to see through it after literally none of the predictions come true.Although preceded by similar viral conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate  the theory proper began with an October post on the anonymous imageboard 4chan by "Q", who was presumably a single American individual .
It is now likely 'Q' has become a group of people. NBC News found that three people took the original Q post and expanded it across multiple media platforms to build internet followings for profit. Q has accused many liberal Hollywood actors, Democratic politicians, and high-ranking officials of being members of the cabal. Department of Energy. QAnon adherents began appearing at Trump reelection campaign rallies in August This occurred hours after the publication of a report that the FBI had determined QAnon to be a potential source of domestic terrorism, the first time the agency had so rated a fringe conspiracy theory.
The number of QAnon adherents is unclear as of Octoberbut the group maintains a large online following. In JuneQ exhorted followers to take a "digital soldiers oath", and many did, using the Twitter hashtag TakeTheOath. The conspiracy theory has been widely characterized as "baseless",    "unhinged",  and "evidence-free".
According to Travis View, who has studied QAnon and written about it extensively for The Washington Postthe essence of the theory is that:. They control politicians, and they control the media. They control Hollywood, and they cover up their existence, essentially. And they would have continued ruling the world, were it not for the election of President Donald Trump. Now, Donald Trump in this conspiracy theory knows all about this evil cabal's wrongdoing.
But one of the reasons that Donald Trump was elected was to put an end to them, basically. And now we would be ignorant of this behind-the-scenes battle of Donald Trump and the U. Followers of QAnon also believe that there is an imminent event known as "The Storm", when thousands of members of the cabal will be arrested and possibly sent to Guantanamo Bay prison or to face military tribunals, and the U.
GoHillary PodestaEmails October 30, . On October 30,a Twitter account posting white supremacist material which said it was run by a New York lawyer falsely claimed that the New York City Police Department NYPD had discovered a pedophilia ring linked to members of the Democratic Party while searching through Anthony Weiner 's emails.
Proponents of the theory read the emails and alleged they contained code words for pedophilia and human trafficking. The story was later posted on fake news websitesstarting with Your News Wirewhich cited a 4chan post from earlier that year.
In its most basic sense, an " anon " is an anonymous or pseudonymous internet poster. Before Q, a number of so-called anons also claimed to have special government access. Around that time, "HLIAnon", standing for "High Level Insider Anon", hosted long question-and-answer sessions, dispensing various conspiracy theories, including that Princess Diana was murdered after trying to stop the September 11 attacks.
Its guests have included Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert and a Trump campaign publicist. QAnon first received attention from mainstream press in Decemberand in the early months ofthe conspiracy theory received traction from the mainstream right. InfoWars host and far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones claimed to be in personal contact with Q.
The presence en masse of QAnon adherents at a July Trump rally for the midterm elections in Tampa, Floridamarked the conspiracy theory's entry into the mainstream.
Sites dedicated to aggregating these Q posts, also called Qdrops, became essential for their dissemination and spread. Spread by far-right activists and influencers, the German audience for QAnon on YouTube, Facebook, and Telegram is estimated atProtests in 20 British towns and cities tended to be less right-wing and female in demographic. Q has posted numerous false, baseless, and unsubstantiated claims.
Their first posts incorrectly predicted Hillary Clinton's imminent arrest and were followed by false assertions such as that the CIA installed North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un as a puppet ruler. Some of Q's other claims include their February 16,false claim that U. According to this notion, the Mueller investigation is actually a counter-coup led by Trump, who pretended to conspire with Russia in order to hire Mueller to secretly investigate the Democrats.
Typically the allegations revolved around investigators using existing Satanic cults to lure and blackmail left-wing activists, or in the case of the Franklin child prostitution ring allegationsSatanic sexual abuse perpetrated by elite Republicans. A significant difference between the older narratives and the QAnon of today is that now elite Democrats are considered the villains instead of Republicans.
On multiple occasions, Q has dismissed their false claims and incorrect predictions as deliberate, claiming that "disinformation is necessary".Launched by Christopher "moot" Poole in October4chan hosts boards dedicated to a wide variety of topics, from anime and manga to video games, music, literature, fitness, politics, and sports, among others.
The site was created as a counterpart to the Japanese imageboard Futaba Channelalso known as 2chan,  and the first boards were created for posting images and discussion related to anime. The Guardian once summarized the 4chan community as "lunatic, juvenile The majority of posting on 4chan takes place on imageboardswhere users have the ability to share images and create threaded discussions.
Each board has its own set of rules and is dedicated to a specific topic, variously including anime and manga, video games, music, literature, fitness, politics, and sports, among others. Poole has acknowledged that donations alone could not keep the site online, and turned to advertising to help make ends meet. Unlike most web forums, 4chan does not have a registration system, allowing users to post anonymously. A "capcode" may be used to attribute the post to "Anonymous Mod", although moderators often post without the capcode.
Revealing oneself as a janitor is grounds for immediate dismissal. For instance, on December 28,4chan and other websites went down due to such an attack, following which Poole said on his blog, "We now join the ranks of MasterCardVisaPayPalet al. The site was launched as 4chan. On March 1,Poole announced that he lacked the funds to pay the month's server bill, but was able to continue operations after receiving a swarm of donations from users. By November4chan made the transition to utilizing Cloudflare following a series of DDoS attacks.
On January 21,Poole stepped down as the site's administrator, citing stress from controversies such as Gamergate as the reason for his departure.
In Octoberit was reported that the site was facing financial difficulties that could lead to its closure or radical changes. But I failed. I am sincerely sorry", citing server costs, infrastructure costs, and network fees.
On November 17,it was announced that the site would be split into two, with the work-safe boards moved to a new domain, 4channel. In a series of posts on the topic, Nishimura explained that the split was due to 4chan being blacklisted by most advertising companies, and that the new 4channel domain would allow for the site to receive advertisements by mainstream ad providers.
Poole kept his real-life identity hidden until it was revealed on July 9,in The Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, he had used the alias "moot". In AprilPoole was voted the world's most influential person of by an open Internet poll conducted by Time magazine. On September 12,Poole gave a talk on why 4chan has a reputation as a "Meme Factory" at the Paraflows Symposium in Vienna, Austriawhich was part of the Paraflows 09 festival, themed Urban Hacking.
In this talk, Poole mainly attributed this to the anonymous system, and to the lack of data retention on the site "The site has no memory. David Kernell as a government witness.
He also explained to the court the nature of the data given to the FBI as part of the search warrantincluding how users can be uniquely identified from site audit logs. A stickied thread on its front page states that the board's intended purpose is "discussion of news, world events, political issues, and other related topics. Both Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr. The "no rules" policy also applies to actions of administrators and moderators, which means that users may be banned at any time, for any reason, including for no reason at all.
Each post is assigned a post number.Christopher Poole born c. He is best known for founding the anonymous English-language imageboard 4chan in Octoberas well as serving as the site's head administrator for more than 11 years before stepping down in January Inhe began working for Google. In AprilPoole was voted the world's most influential person of by an open Internet poll conducted by Time magazine.
On September 12,Poole gave a talk on why 4chan has a reputation as a " Meme Factory" at the Paraflows Symposium in Vienna, Austria, which was part of the Paraflows 09 festival, themed Urban Hacking. In this talk, Poole mainly attributed this to the anonymous system, and to the lack of data retention on the site "The site has no memory".
Paulo said his inclusion in the conference "indicates that something extraordinary is happening In a interview, Poole discussed his belief in the value of multiple identities, including anonymity, in contrast to the merger of online and real-world identities occurring on Facebook and many other social networking sites.
In JanuaryPoole announced that he would be stepping down as the 4chan administrator. This marked the beginning of his "retirement" from being an administrator and owner of the web site after eleven-and-a-half years.
On March 7,Poole announced that he had been hired by Google. David Kernellas a government witness. In NovemberPoole sent a cease and desist letter to Moot. It, an internet startup. Although Grossman's article began with the confession that "I don't even know his real name," he claimed to identify moot as Christopher Poole. He told Grossman, "my personal private life is very separate from my Internet life There's a firewall in between.
It reported that Poole was living with his mother while looking for a way to make money from owning 4chan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American internet entrepreneur. This article is about the founder of 4chan. For the Irish revolutionary, see Kit Poole.
April 27, Retrieved September 2, The slogan has been spread by white supremacists including neo-Nazis. Many of the flyers were torn down, and some accused the posters of being covertly racist   and white nationalist while others, like Jeff Guillory, executive director of Washington State University 's Office of Equity and Diversity, argued that it was a nonthreatening statement.
The University of Regina declared the posters divisive. We want to see them be safe for all of our children, so to see this kind of thing emerge is a worry. After the signs were found at Washington State UniversityPhil Weiler, Vice President of University Communications, said: "one could reasonably believe the intention of the signs is to set a sense of fear and intimidation on campus".
It's OK to be African-American. It's OK to be Latino. It's OK to be gay. The University of Utah said: "If, indeed, these tactics are meant to silence our work in diversity and inclusion, please know we shall not be deterred. Police were contacted regarding the flyers being posted at the University of California, Berkeley.
A police department spokesperson said "the signs did not constitute a hate crime because they did not target a specific race and because no criminal act was committed".
She stated through her attorney she took Wintrich's speech as a form of protest, describing Wintrich's "It's OK to be White" speech as hateful language. While some media sources reacted in the way the original authors on 4chan had expected,  others like TheBlaze described the campaign as trollingor a prank.
Carlson asked: "What's the correct position? That it's not okay to be white? But today, it animates open and anonymous public discussions of race and shapes the nation's politics. The Guardian columnist Jason Wilson argued that It's okay to be white was "far right lies" devised by white supremacists in order to stoke overreaction from the left, sow confusion, embed a racist agenda in the mainstream media, and ultimately invite a backlash against anti-racist activism.
On October 15,right-wing politician Pauline Hanson proposed an "It's okay to be white" motion in the Australian Senate intended to acknowledge the "deplorable rise of anti-white racism and attacks on Western civilization". In following a spate of such stickers appearing in IpswichEngland, local residents responded by altering the stickers to read "It's okay to be kind". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Redirected from It's OK to be white.It focuses on the development of internet culturethe nature of political correctnessthe far-right and the election of Donald Trump. Nagle presents her work as an attempt to map the online culture wars that occurred in the early s and how it resulted in the development of Alt-Right which played a major role in the election of Donald Trump. Nagle introduces the s as a period in which "cyber utopianism" began to emerge with the rise of internet-based social activism such as the Arab SpringOccupy movementWikiLeaksadbustersand Anonymous which were based on decentralized leadership and online organization.
This internet-based activism was immediately embraced by much of mainstream liberalism without any rigorous analysis or appraisal of the organizational structure and limitations of these internet-based movements, which all resulted in consistent failure and eventual collapse. Many of these movements began on image-based online forums such as 4chan and 8chan. These forums, organized on the basis of anonymitydeveloped a subculture among the users that combined extremely transgressive and dark humor with a deeply misogynistic and racist attitude.
In the second chapter, titled "The Online Politics of Transgression", Nagle observes how political transgression historically is associated with the political Left, specifically that of the New Left which was adopted by the Alt-Right. Nagle frames this adoption of transgression by the political right, in relation to the concept of moral transgression which can be traced to the eighteenth century figures of Marquis De SadeThe SurrealistsFriedrich NietzschePunk subcultureand contemporaneously in the s 'male rampage films' like American Psycho and Fight Club.
This 'transgressive anti-moral style' of the Alt-Right, according to Nagle, is their attempt to completely break away from the egalitarian philosophy of the Left and the Christian morality of the Right. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Zero Books.
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