Jan 12, 2021

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon

EPA. Twitter has suspended more than 70,000 accounts linked to the far-right movement QAnon. "Given the 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." In July last year, Twitter said it would crack down on QAnon accounts on the platform, stop recommending associated content and block URLs linked to it from being shared on the platform. With the door closing on all the major platforms and the self-styled "Free speech" social network Parler going offline, Gab - another platform popular with right-wing users - is emerging as the go-to place for QAnon followers. Groups which promote QAnon on Gab have added tens of thousands of followers in the last few days, and now boast more than 400,000 followers in total.

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