It made the world look, that is what I mean when I say power.
8chan was actually important enough to get 2 documentaries on it.
Before Christchurch no one in real life knew what 8chan was, that incident brought 8Chan from being an obscure website to the new hate machine TM, 8chan was talked about every where from Korean news stations like KBS to Algerian news stations.
It became more well known and it made the world watch it for at least a few seconds.
News sites and regular people and even a few 4channers thought 8chan was an actual threat and a terrorist website.
8chan was able to trigger a response from dumb Twitter users to mainstream websites and news sites that 8chan was the worst place on the internet and that it was the meeting ground for terrorists.
It got to a point, where 8chan was mentioned 100s of times by the media on tv by mainstream publications in such a short period of time, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of articles on 8chan calling it a place for shooters, where news stations have made documentaries on 8chan calling it the worst place on the internet
It became influential to the point it triggered this sort of response that many people are up, from the UK parliament talking about 8chan to the New Zealand parliament talking about the website officially blocking the site and other sites similar to it.
It actually had some real world consequences too and the us Congress was talking about how 8chan was this evil terrorist website and should get shut down and talking about the radicalisation there.
No website has triggered this much of a response, not even 4chan.
It had infuence, and it made the world look.
And it got shut down because of it.