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20% of QAnon-related social media content comes from Russia, China

Posted by / April 21, 2021

According to a New York-based research firm, nearly one-fifth of over 150,000 QAnon-related Facebook content came from overseas––specifically, Russia and China.

Twitter has now banned some 150,000 QAnon supporters following the January 6 riots. At the beginning of the year, Twitter announced that it banned some 70,000 accounts linked to the QAnon conspiracy theoryTwitter has also permanently banned Donald Trump, citing rumors circulating of a January 17 armed protest.

A West Virginia state legislator has resigned after participating in the Capitol riots. The delegate, Derrick Evans, is also facing federal charges.

A mob of right-wing rioters stormed and briefly occupied the U.S. Capitol following a rally in which Donald Trump once more claimed to have been the victim of a rigged electionSix of those rioters were were Republican lawmakers, meaning six Republican lawmakers were part of an insurrection against the United States of America. Let that sink in for a moment. What’s worse, they don’t even see anything wrong with that.

Earlier this week, Louie Gohmert, a Congressman from Texas, has suggested that “violence on the streets is last resort for Trump supporters who hope to get their man in office despite his loss in a, you know, legitimate election.

Security experts have warned that the right-wing embrace of conspiracy theories represents mass radicalization, a claim borne out following the dramatic events after the election, QAnon supporters have vowed to leave the GOP, possibly forming a party of their own. Many of the mob involved in the violence at the Capitol were wearing QAnon logos or holding up Q-related signs.

During the election, A 20-year-old voting contractor in Georgia is facing death threats after a QAnon influencer orchestrated a campaign against himTrump, meanwhile, is fanning the flames by posting long, rambling tirades on Facebook that include the same charts and graphs that QAnon uses.

Shortly after the election, paramilitary groups, QAnon conspiracy theorists, and other Trump supporters gathered in Nevada to fight the election results this past weekend.

Two armed Virginians were arrested in Philadelphia for trying to deliver fake ballots. They had QAnon paraphernalia in their car.

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