Twitter removes 7,000 accounts from the American conspiracy QAnon

Twitter has deleted 7,000 accounts linked to the QAnon movement, an American conspiracy theory propagated by Donald Trump fans. The latter claim that there is a mole in the presidential circle whose objective is to reveal tidbits of information concerning the global scheme on forums of the “dark web”, the hidden part of the internet.

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Twitter has deleted more than 7,000 accounts linked to the QAnon movement and has undertaken to limit the circulation of content linked to this American conspiracy theory, propagated by fans of Donald Trump . “This week we are taking more action against so-called ‘QAnon’ activity,” the network said Tuesday via its dedicated security account, in the name of its policy on “behaviors with the potential to cause life harm. real “.

Accounts that relay conspiracy theories

QAnon points to a pro-Trump movement, which is spreading conspiracy theories online. According to its followers, the United States has been ruled for decades by a criminal organization involving the Clintons, Obamas, Rothschilds, powerful investor George Soros, Hollywood stars and other members of the world elite. Twitter now sees the movement as a “coordinated effort to harm”. According to a spokesperson, the platform decided to act now because these followers are causing more and more harm.

The most problematic accounts were recently “permanently suspended”, Twitter reported. These include those considered guilty of coordinated and targeted harassment, when several accounts target a victim, a phenomenon “which has grown in recent weeks”. The global network will curb the spread of conspiracy theories by ensuring that accounts and associated content are not, or less, recommended by its algorithms.