Twitter suspends tens of thousands of accounts dedicated to sharing QAnon content




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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Twitter Inc said has suspended more 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington when supporters of stormed U.S. Capitol.

“Given 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”, Twitter said in a blog late on Monday.

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

QAnon backers have pushed conspiracies on social that include the baseless claim that Trump secretly is fighting a cabal of child- predators, among them prominent Democrats, figures in Hollywood and “deep state” allies.

Twitter had said on Friday would permanently suspend accounts pushing QAnon content, banning prominent right-wing boosters of its conspiracy theories.

The storming of the Capitol building last week by Trump supporters delayed the certification of Biden’s election victory.

Lawmakers were forced to flee, as the building was mobbed by the president’s supporters who overwhelmed security forces. Five people died in the violence including one Capitol Police officer who was beaten as he tried to ward the crowds.(Reuters).