According to a tweet by NBC News reporter Ben Collins, the website — owned by the analyst’s father, Jim Watkins — was rebranded from its previous name, 8chan, due to its link to the manifestos of mass murderers. In addition to these reported manifestos, Mother Jones claimed that the site was also known for hosting child pornography and its owner’s profiteering from domains that contained this material.
“The domains’ names include terms such as ‘preteen,’ ‘schoolgirl,” and ‘child’ alongside graphic terms for genitalia and words like ‘rape’ and ‘love.’ It’s unclear what, if anything, is currently being served at the domains. However, an analysis of metadata collected years ago from one by archive.org shows dozens of filenames and links containing highly suggestive terms, including ‘xxxpreteen,’ ‘children,’ and sexual references to girls aged 12 to 15.”
According to Jim Watkins, who some speculate is involved in QAnon content on the website, the Mother Jones article was an attempt to “smear” him.
“We’re not child pornographers, and we don’t host child pornography, and we don’t condone that.”
"Dominion-izing the Vote" https://t.co/ZOFsgDXsuH
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2020
In the OAN segment, Ron Watkins reveals that he has been examining the manual of Dominion Voting Systems, the Denver-based company that Trump and his allies claim is linked to a scheme to rig its ballot-counting software to tilt the election in favor of Joe Biden. According to the technical analyst, Dominion Voting Systems is vulnerable due to the fact that administrative access is very easy to attain. When an individual gets this access, he claims they have direct access to ballots and their counting.
As noted by Breitbart, concern over the company’s technology is not new. In a letter sent on December 6, 2019, prominent Democrat leaders — including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, and Amy Klobuchar — expressed concern about the industry. The letter was sent to three of the leading election technology companies in the United States, including Staple Street Capital, which invests in Dominion Voting Systems.
Trump and his allies pointed to erroneously reported results in Antrim County, Michigan, as a reason to suspect the company — which the county uses for tallying its votes — might have influenced election results. Regardless, many of the president’s lawsuits in the ongoing battle against Joe Biden’s projected victory have been dismissed. In addition, some Republican lawmakers are allegedly waiting for the head of state to accept defeat.