Twitter introduced Monday it has suspended “more than 70,000 accounts” linked to the QAnon conspiracy concept following the assault on the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters.
The social community started its purge Friday, shortly after it had completely suspended Trump’s account for language that might incite violence.
“Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts,” Twitter mentioned in a blog post.
“These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service.”
The far-right QAnon conspiracy concept claims Trump is waging a secret warfare towards a worldwide liberal cult of Satan-worshipping pedophiles.
Most main social media platforms have taken unprecedented motion since Trump’s supporters invaded the Capitol Wednesday to cease Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win, surprising the US and tarnishing its worldwide picture.
Facebook and Twitter have each indefinitely suspended the accounts for Trump, who has refused to just accept the results of the November three election and unfold baseless theories that the vote was rigged.
Both platforms referred to the danger of future violence, significantly earlier than Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
Twitter mentioned it additionally factored in that plans for extra armed protests have been proliferating on and off the service, together with a proposed second assault on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17.
The social community was Trump’s most well-liked megaphone, and his account had 88 million subscribers when it was suspended.
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