Twitter bans more than 7,000 accounts linked to QAnon

by Peter Heck · Jul 22nd, 2020 2:35 pm

Last Updated Jul 27th, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Becoming the first social media platform to take aggressive action against the online network of "deep state" conspiracy theorists, Twitter has announced it has banned more than 7,000 accounts tied to QAnon. The company has also limited the distribution abilities of an additional 150,000 others.

Twitter also said that it would no longer highlight posts or tweets related to QAnon in searches or "tag" recommendations. This move will greatly reduce the ability of QAnon accounts to coordinate and disseminate information easily.

One of the most common beliefs among QAnon members is that a nefarious and disproportionately influential pedophile ring controls many government agencies and secretly manipulates U.S. policy. According to QAnon, the so-called "deep state" works with the total support of media to undermine President Trump.


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