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Arrest warrant issued in the Philippines for Fredrick Brennan, founder of 8chan, under cyberlibel charges brought by the site's current owner

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    cfabbro
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    Jim Watkins, the "champion of First Amendment freedoms" is now suing someone for libel... how ironic! And even though Brennan started 8chan, I genuinely feel bad for him at this point as he has...

    Jim Watkins, the "champion of First Amendment freedoms" is now suing someone for libel... how ironic!

    And even though Brennan started 8chan, I genuinely feel bad for him at this point as he has clearly realized what a huge mistake he made, and has since tried to make amends by speaking out against the site and the shithead currently running it. Hopefully a judge sees through this pathetic attempt to intimidate him, and the case gets dismissed... but given the Philippines stances on libel and free speech, sadly I don't know if that will actually happen. :(

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    1. Death
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      It's legit sad for Brennan because it took a lot of courage to come clean about 8chan, and to start campaigning against the site to boot. I don't have a lot of personal affection for the man but...

      It's legit sad for Brennan because it took a lot of courage to come clean about 8chan, and to start campaigning against the site to boot. I don't have a lot of personal affection for the man but he still deserves better than to be dragged to prison on a bullshit charge.

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    2. dotsforeyes
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      I'm not familiar with this 8chan issue but the Philippines' libel laws are... outdated at best and ridiculous at worst. He does have a strong fighting chance in that the law itself is murky and...

      I'm not familiar with this 8chan issue but the Philippines' libel laws are... outdated at best and ridiculous at worst. He does have a strong fighting chance in that the law itself is murky and presumably he has a good lawyer familiar with the legal situation in the country.

      I wouldnt wish entry into the Philippine public prison system on my worst enemy.

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