Unlike other chan sites, however, 8chan was created directly in response to a ban on hard right content. As I recall, when 4chan cracked down on the gamer-gate harassment, a bunch of the fuckers made 8chan and set up camp there.8Chan existed long before the latest developments. It is in no way a new site, and heralds back to the big memey *chan days....though it was a bit late to those.
It is essentially a *Chan board where anybody can make their own subforum. I say good riddance though, personally.