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Type Imageboard website
Website 8chan.co

8chan (also called Infinitechan and stylized as ∞chan) is an imageboard website composed of user-created boards. It's notable for its stance on free speech, allowing any content as long as it doesn't violate US law.


8chan was created by Fredrick Brennan on October 22, 2013.[1]

During September 22, 2014, Brennan tweeted an announcement that 8chan would be partnering with 2chan, thus becoming the Japanese imageboard's international division. This merger made 2chan to relocate to the Philippines in October 2014.[2]

Role in GamerGate

The site has served as a hub for GamerGate related discussion on it's /gamergate/ board.[cn] Fredrick Brennan (nicknamed "Hotwheels" by residents of 8chan) — the owner of the site — is also an outspoken GamerGate supporter who has defended the consumer revolt on places such as HuffPostLive, The David Pakman Show and a debate organized by Al Jazeera America Tonight.[3]

In September 2014, Christopher Poole (aka Moot) posted an announcement explaining why all Gamergate threads were being removed from the site, claiming that the threads violate the site's global "no personal information/ raids / calls to invasion" rule. Many users flocked to 8chan as an alternative image board with fewer restrictions, began to mockingly refer to 4chan as "halfchan" and lamented the site's demise with the expression "4chan is kill." This censorship of the Gamergate discussions also happened on 4chan and Reddit, causing those interested in the topic forced to seek out new sites that aren't going to silenced them, eventually image macros have been posted on 4chan prompting users to migrate to a newer site, 8chan, and eventually it gained a steady user base.[4]

According to the Trello CON leaks, Alex Lifschitz collaborated with with Zoe Quinn and others to get 8chan removed from Patreon and Gratipay, because of hosting child pornography (Which the Crash Override Network participants dump into the image board site). It was reveal that 8chan allows loli/shota because 4chan does the same and that SJWs were spreading child porn to prove that it was there. Lastly, Zoe Quinn failed to take down 8chan, despite getting together with Patreon's higherups to craft a new Terms of Service which writes out 8chan (and other projects/people, she does not like), while leaving her and her friends in. Though Brennan (Hotwheels) repurposed his Patreon into a page to fund weekly YouTube videos of his cat, Hachi. [5][6][7]



Board Culture



GGHQ is one of the many Gamergate boards which inhabits Infinity Chan, their board mascot is Asuka Langley Sohryu, from Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. It is the main board in 8chan for Gamergate discussion.[9] (Note: Check to see if she's GGHQ's actual board-tan). They wanted to be an open community were people could gather and push plans into action. While KiA became the hub for discussion and news, the strenghts of both communities are up to debate, unless something big happens, each did their part to work together through bit tongues.[10][11]

GG Revolt

GGR (short for Gamergate Revolt) are full of diggers, who were extremely determined to stop Gamergate from being run by E-Celebs or corrupted figures.


Infographic about 8chan.


8chan /v/ Steam Group - https://steamcommunity.com/groups/8chanvidya

See Also


Chan Culture and Anonymous

/v/ (The Rage Guy)

Erika Polina

Fredrick Brennan



  1. 8chan (KYM) - [1]
  2. 8chan (Infogalactic) - [2]
  3. Al Jazeera America Tonight: GamerGate debate: Video games, free speech and misogyny
  4. 8chan (Quinnspiracy Wiki) - [3]
  5. CON Trello Leaks part 5 - [4]
  6. Pedo Gaffe: Did SJWs Post Child Porn While Trying to Ruin 8chan (The Ralph Retort) - [5]
  7. Zoe Quinn's Attack on 8chan Falls Flat - [6]
  8. The Mods Are Always Asleep - [7]
  9. Asuka Langley Sohryu - [8]
  10. GG is... (KiA) - [9]
  11. How to Get Started in GG - [10]