Twitter on Monday announced that it has suspended “more than 70,000 accounts” related to the theory of the QAnon conspiracy following the attack by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump on the US Capitol.
On Friday, shortly after it had permanently suspended Trump’s account for language that could cause abuse, the social network began its purge.
“As a result of our efforts, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended since Friday, with many instances of a single person operating numerous accounts,” Twitter said in a blog post.
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“These accounts were involved in the sharing on a scale of harmful QAnon-related content and were primarily dedicated to the spread of this conspiracy theory across the service.”
Trump is waging a covert war against a global liberal cult of Satan-worshipping paedophiles, the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory says.
Since Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, several major social media outlets have taken drastic steps to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, shocking the US and tarnishing its international profile.