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8chan owner subpoenaed by House Homeland Security Committee lawmakers

The chairman and top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday they have subpoenaed the owner of website 8chan for testimony on extremist online content. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, and the panel’s ranking Republican, Mike Rogers of Alabama, said they issued the subpoena to Jim Watkins. “At least three acts of deadly white supremacist extremist violence have been linked to 8chan in the last six months,” the congressmen said in a statement. “We have questions on what is being done to counter this trend so we can be sure it is being properly addressed. Receiving testimony from Mr. Watkins is critical to our oversight on this matter,” they added. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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