Twitter says it’s cracking down on QAnon conspiracy theory

By: |
Published: July 22, 2020 12:29 PM

The measures include banning accounts associated with QAnon content, as well as blocking URLs associated with it from being shared on the platform.

Twitter, QAnon conspiracy theory, Donald Trump, what is QAnon conspiracy theory, QAnon promoting accounts, QAnon symbol,latest news on twitterTwitter also said that it would stop highlighting and recommending tweets associated with QAnon.

Twitter said it would crack down on accounts and content related to QAnon, the far-right US conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump. The measures include banning accounts associated with QAnon content, as well as blocking URLs associated with it from being shared on the platform. Twitter also said that it would stop highlighting and recommending tweets associated with QAnon.

“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm,” the company said in a tweet. Accounts that are ”engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension” will be suspended permanently, according to Twitter.

The QAnon conspiracy theory is centered on the baseless belief that Trump is waging a secret campaign against enemies in the ”deep state” and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals. For more than two years, followers have pored over tangled clues purportedly posted online by a high-ranking government official known only as ‘Q.’

The conspiracy theory emerged in a dark corner of the internet but has been creeping into the mainstream political arena. Trump has retweeted QAnon-promoting accounts and its followers flock to his rallies wearing clothes and hats with QAnon symbols and slogans. Twitter’s move follows in the footsteps of Facebook, which in May also removed several groups, accounts and pages against QAnon.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Microsoft Surface Duo foldable with Android will finally launch on September 10; price, pre-order details out
2Twitter finally lets you decide who can reply to your tweets; Here’s how you can do it
3Google decides to turn Android smartphones into largest earthquake detection system! Here’s how it works