Surprisingly large number of Trump followers subscribe to QAnon conspiracy theories.
Facebook’s ban on QAnon was hailed as significant, but it is already planning its next moves.
Although QAnon’s raison d’etre is largely rooted in US domestic politics – where it has capitalised on societal anxieties – its conspiracist thinking is gaining ground overseas.
Loomer has called Muslims “savages” and Islam a “cancer”. That she’s now a GOP nominee for Congress points to a deeper rot in the party.
Once a fringe online movement, the QAnon conspiracy is gaining traction with some former Trump administration officials latching on to the trend.
Twitter said it would not serve content and accounts associated with QAnon in trends and recommendations and would block URLs associated with the group from being shared on the platform.
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