Police in Philippines Open Negligence Investigation of 8chan

Police in the Philippines said they had opened an investigation into 8chan, an online message board whose American owner lives in the country, following allegations that the site’s no-exceptions embrace of free speech has made it a platform for far-right ideologies linked to several mass shootings. The investigation is in its earliest stages and seeks to establish whether 8chan and its owner, Jim Watkins, had been negligent in their moderation of the fringe site, which was founded in 2013.