The Battle For #FreeSpeech! Lives!!

The Battle For #FreeSpeech! Lives!!

In my previous articles, I’ve detailed the efforts of one Fredrick Brennan, the previous founder and owner of 8chan, to continuously deplatform the newest imageboard owned and operated by the Watkins, named 8kun.

Anyone who has been watching this space for a while knows how incredibly frustrating it’s been to watch Brennan launch deplatforming effort after deplatforming effort upon 8kun, forcing them to hop from service provider to service provider, and they fight to come back online, in a fully operational capacity.

The most recent example of this has been Brennan getting Tucows to lock 8kun’s new domain, after a several-weeks-long messaging campaign:

And of course, as you can see, Tucows locked the domain, and is holding it (we assume) until the 12th of November, though it remains to be seen if they’ll allow it to be transferred.

So if you’re wondering why you haven’t been able to access on the clearnet, this is the reason why. Their domain was effectively locked down due to the prolonged deplatforming efforts of Brennan, and the corporate complicity of sites like Tucows.

As such, the Watkins have decided to decisively navigate around this roadblock entirely, and have spun up an alternative domain for 8kun now, meaning 8kun is once again accessible on the clearnet.

The new address of 8kun is

And if you wanted to visit the Qresearch boards, all you’d have to to is click here:

Full posting capabilities are online and operational, if a bit slow at the moment.

Expect any kinks you encounter to be ironed out, soon.

And watch the Qdrop aggregators like and If Q posts again, they should still be able to pull down the content of his drops.

And that’s really it.

I just wanted to let the community know that despite the best efforts of Brennan, he’s been utterly unable to stop 8kun from coming back online. The site is still operational, we’re all still here, and his efforts have amounted to a pile of nothing. All he’s done is waste his time, and potentially get himself in massive legal trouble in the process, considering the recent criminal complaint against him in the Philippines, where libel is a criminal offense.

So will Brennan attempt to deplatform the new, US-based domain?

I’m sure he’ll try. Whether he’s successful or not remains to be seen.

In the meantime, enjoy free, unfettered access to 8kun through the new domain name, and be sure to drop a thank you to Codemonkey and Jim when you get a chance, as they continue to fight censorship in the name of #FreeSpeech!

16 thoughts on “The Battle For #FreeSpeech! Lives!!”

  1. Thank you so much for all your help, I have been following you for a while and you are tireless for this cause and I know I am not the only one that appreciates you. BTW I love the book so far, I get far to many interruptions because of my job and life but I will finish it soon enough.

  2. I cannot access Perhaps we should start up a GoFundme to raise money to sue Brennan for defamation and malicious infringement on the rights of everyone who chooses to use 8kun and cannot because of this blatant censorship. I’m sick of this! Might as well add FB and Twitter to that suit as well. Why in the hell can’t we raise the funds to start up our own social media sites that are just as user friendly???

  3. Can’t get the research board at all here, UK, tried your link and no good. I never get notifications for your articles, I’ve clicked “allow” and the bell loads of times.

  4. I’m getting on intermittently. I can refresh half a dozen times and half the time the site comes up and the other half it’s server errors. This is getting annoying but I know it’s not Jim’s fault.

  5. 8kun is having domain problems. If you look up Jim Watkins account @isitwetyet he is now selling t-shirts. I have been able to get on the board but have tried to stay off so I didn’t add to the traffic. Anyways it was nice to hear from Q…

  6. Looks like Brennan is still at it. Clearnet site is almost always down. I haven’t been ambitious enough to set up a tor browser yet. But at least Q is able to post. I can live without the other stuff until things get sorted.

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