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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Twitter Removes 70,000 QAnon Accounts Following Capitol Insurrection

Twitter announced that it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were sharing QAnon content in the wake of the Capitol insurrection and President Donald Trump’s ban.

Twitter announced that it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were sharing QAnon content in the wake of the Capitol insurrection and President Donald Trump’s ban.

“Given the violent events in Washington DC, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content on Friday afternoon,” said Twitter.

Twitter also said it limited accounts that engaged with the QAnon accounts and are using tools to detect “potentially harmful tweets for urgent human review.”

“These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service,” said Twitter.

According to Twitter, there were several cases where one person was operating multiple accounts to share QAnon conspiracies through Twitter.

Aside from QAnon, Amazon said it will remove QAnon products from its online marketplace which are considered offensive inappropriate items.

QAnon is a right-wing conspiracy movement that claimed Trump is fighting against a global pedophile ring that includes members of the US Democratic Party and some of its members were involved in the Capitol insurrection. 

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