Twitter bans high-profile QAnon accounts in wake of Capitol Hill attack

Twitter bans high-profile QAnon accounts in wake of Capitol Hill attack


Twitter breaks up on QAnon.

Angela Lang / CNET

Twitter banned accounts on Friday General Michael Flynn, lawyer Sydney powell And a host of other supporters of Fake QAnon Conspiracy Theory Many of President Donald Trump’s most fond fans embraced him. The move comes a day after the social network blocked the president’s inflammatory tweet in the wake of a crowd of pro-Trump furore in the Capitol.

Flynn, who served shortly as Trump’s national security adviser, and Powell, who represented Trump in some of his legal efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 election, are both proponents of a baseless conspiracy theory. QAnon falsely claims that a cabal of devil-worshiping sex traffickers controls the government.

QAnon has gobbled up Trump’s base and many of those who attacked the Capitol on Wednesday wore t-shirts or made signs expressing their belief in a conspiracy theory. The FBI has said that Qion is a threat to the country.

“We have made it clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to cause offline harm, and in the coming days given renewed possibilities for violence around this type of behavior, we are permanently Will suspend accounts. QAnon dedicated to content sharing, “a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement.

Twitter follows ban A series of highly unusual actions by social media companies To prevent the use of their platforms by the President to spread misinformation. Facebook took the unprecedented step of holding Trump’s account indefinitely because “the risks of allowing the president to continue using our service during this period are simply too great.” Amazon-owned Twitch and Snapchat also took action against the president’s accounts.

In Friday’s QAnon purge, Twitter also banned K’s account. Ron watkins8kun message board administrator where several conspiracy theory messages are posted. Soon after the demonetisation, a new Twitter account using Watkins’ picture emerged. It is unclear whether this was Watkins’ account or a fake.

The ban on Twitter was reported by NBC News.

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