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Tue Jul 21, 2020, 11:50 PM

Twitter Removes Thousands of Accounts Associated with the Q Conspiracy Theory


Twitter said on Tuesday it has removed more than 7,000 accounts associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory, a loose group of online provocateurs who support President Trump and spread absurd claims about forces supposedly attempting to topple the president.

Content associated with QAnon will be banned from the platform's trends section and tweets sharing links involving QAnon theories will be blocked, Twitter officials said.

Twitter officials told NPR that the crackdown against QAnon is expected to affect more than 150,000 accounts, making it the most wide-reaching and aggressive response to the pro-Trump conspiracy theory that any social media platform has ever undertaken.

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The warped worldview has led to real-world actions, like when an Arizona man says he was motivated by QAnon to block a bridge near the Hoover Dam with a homemade armored vehicle. That man in February pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat.

A man who has been charged with the shooting death of a New York mob boss has said he committed the violent act after following pro-Trump Internet postings about the president supposedly battling a cabal of liberal elites.

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/21/894014810/twitter-removes-thousands-of-qanon-accounts-promises-sweeping-ban-on-the-conspir

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:30 AM

1. THIS IS THE BEST NEWS ON ALL OF DU!!!

yay!!! Maybe the whole world isn't crazy after all!!!!

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:32 AM

2. Good Ol Twitter! TY, Maru!

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