DOOMED with Matt Binder

69: 8chan Down: The History of Hatechan (w/ Dale Beran)

Episode Summary

Dale Beran, writer and author of It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the history of 8chan in the wake of the El Paso shootings, why the website is the posting grounds of choice for three white supremacist shooters just this year, how it came from popular imageboards 2channel and 4chan, who is its founder Fredrick Brennan and the site's new owner Jim Watkins, the huge GameGate connection, the Qanon conundrum, the internet radicalization of young white men, how 8chan went down this past week, and much much more. Support the show at