Twitter Inc stated it has suspended greater than 70,000 accounts since Friday that had been primarily devoted to sharing QAnon content material after final week’s violence in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
“Given the violent occasions in Washington, DC, and elevated danger of hurt, we started completely suspending 1000’s of accounts that had been primarily devoted to sharing QAnon content material on Friday afternoon”, Twitter stated in a blog late on Monday.
“These accounts had been engaged in sharing dangerous QAnon-associated content material at scale and had been primarily devoted to the propagation of this conspiracy concept throughout the service”, the corporate stated.
QAnon backers have pushed conspiracies on social media that embrace the baseless declare that Trump secretly is combating a cabal of child-sex predators, amongst them distinguished Democrats, figures in Hollywood and “deep state” allies.
Twitter had stated on Friday it might completely droop accounts pushing QAnon content material, banning distinguished right-wing boosters of its conspiracy theories.
The storming of the Capitol constructing final week by Trump supporters delayed the certification of Biden’s election victory.
Lawmakers had been pressured to flee, because the constructing was mobbed by the president’s supporters who overwhelmed safety forces. 5 folks died within the violence together with one Capitol Police officer who was crushed as he tried to beat back the crowds.
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