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8chan is an imageboard originally created by Frederick "Hotwheels" Brennan and currently owned by Jim Watkins. It is the home of the current incarnation of /cow/, a board dedicated to discussing lolcows. Users can create their own boards for any purpose they want, as long as it follows the global rule of not breaking the law. Other famous boards aside from /cow/ include: /pol/ ("Politically Incorrect"), a right-leaning board that frequently goes against the mainstream, and it's leftist counterpart /leftypol/; /baph/, a hacking board; and /gamergatehq/ a board for discussing the GamerGate controversy. The presence of the Gamergate, pol, and baph boards on the site has caused the site to derided as enabling harassment by people like Brianna Wu.

The Pedo Boards Controversy