One of the largest QAnon conspiracy groups removed by Facebook
September 30, 2020
USA

One of the largest QAnon conspiracy groups removed by Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (US) – Facebook said it had removed one of the largest public groups committed to the QAnon web of conspiracy theories. The action is being taken after the company’s policies have been repeatedly violated.

A Facebook spokeswoman said The group, called Official Q/Qanon and with nearly 200,000 members, had been deleted. Multiple individual postings were removed on grounds of bullying and harassment, hate speech, and false information.

The spokeswoman, who declined to be identified, said Facebook was monitoring other QAnon groups as it builds up enforcement in the area.

QAnon followers espouse an intertwined series of beliefs based on anonymous web postings from someone claiming special insider knowledge of the Trump administration. The core tenet is that President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a cabal of child-sex predators including prominent Democrats.

In May, Facebook had removed a smaller network of QAnon accounts that spread false information about coronavirus.

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