House subpoenas owner of message board tied to mass killings

Democratic U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi listen as the U.S. acting secretary of homeland security, Kevin K. McAleenan, speaks Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at a federal building in Jackson, Miss. Homeland Security head McAleenan says white supremacist ideology is fueling some domestic terrorism.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House committee has subpoenaed the owner of 8chan, an online message board favored by violent white nationalists including the man suspected of killing 22 people in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson and the panel's top Republican announced the subpoena Wednesday, saying that "at least three acts of deadly white supremacist extremist violence have been linked to 8chan in the last six months."

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