New Zealand telco bans 8chan as chief censor calls it racist killers' 'platform of choice'

Posted in: Government & Policy at 11/08/2019 22:48

One of New Zealand’s largest telecommunications providers, Spark, has banned the far-right site 8chan after the country’s chief censor offered his backing for any internet service provider who did so in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting.

Censor David Shanks applauded Spark’s “brave and meaningful” decision, describing the message board as “the white supremacist killer’s platform of choice”.

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