Twitter suspends numerous QAnon accounts to prevent violence escalation

In what can be seen as a move against violence prevention Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts since last week. The suspension comes in the wake of US capitol storming when some of pro-Trump sloganeering took a violent turn and led to riots arising out of QAnon related material.

These accounts were primarily focused on sharing harmful QAnon content associated with outlandish conspiracy theories. Amazon on Monday said that it is also working to remove the QAnon products from its online marketplace.

Twitter has been vocal about its policies driving moderation of content that don’t promote or circulate any kind of right-wing QAnon content for any party or promoter. In a blog, post-Twitter has said that “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.” 

What is QAnon?

Its a set of various conspiracy theories arising out of a bigger shoot that believes in Trump working secretly to uproot the satan-worshipping paedophiles in the government, business and media streams. It all started in 2017 when an anonymous user started a series of posts with a “Q” and claimed to have a level of US security approval. 

These messages came to be circulated with Q messages and breadcrumbs as pro-Trump slogans and much conspiracy theories.