Twitter shut down tens of thousands of accounts spreading Qanon theory

Twitter shut down tens of thousands of accounts spreading Qanon theory

Twitter said it has blocked more than 70,000 more accounts since Friday, which were mainly involved in spreading the QAnon conspiracy theory.

The social media solution was preceded by violence in Washington, when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.

“Given the violent events in Washington DC and the increased risk of harm, on Friday we began permanently blocking thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon-related content,” the company said in a blog post on Monday.

“These accounts have been involved in the massive distribution of malicious content related to QAnon, and were primarily dedicated to promoting this conspiracy theory throughout the service,” the company said.

QAnon supporters are promoting theories on social media, one of which claims that Trump is engaged in a secret fight against a clique of child sexual exploiters, which includes prominent Democrats, Hollywood leaders and supporters of the “Deep State.”

Twitter on Friday announced that it is permanently suspending accounts promoting QAnon-related content, depriving right-wing conspiracy theorists of access to the service.

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