- Initially Mr. Brennan envisioned 8chan as a kind of amalgamation of the online communities built at Reddit and 4chan. In 2014, when 4chan moderators began removing threads relating to GamerGate—a grass-roots reaction against the perceived influence of liberal politics in the videogame industry that was widely seen as bullying and misogynistic—many of 4chan users fled to 8chan, Mr. Brennan said.
“I saw the GamerGate controversy as a way to expand 8chan,” he said. “I wanted to unseat 4chan and to me it didn’t matter how it happened.”
Will there ever be an end to the ripples in the Internet universe caused by Gamergate? We may never know.
- "A lot of these sites cause more misery than anything else.”