Twitter says it’s purged more than 70,000 accounts for spreading conspiracy theories related to QAnon. The corporate first started cracking down on QAnon over the summer time, however now says it ramped up its enforcement following final week’s riot on the US Capitol.
“Given the violent occasions in Washington, DC, and elevated danger of hurt, we started completely suspending 1000’s of accounts that have been primarily devoted to sharing QAnon content material on Friday afternoon,” the corporate says. “Since Friday, greater than 70,000 accounts have been suspended on account of our efforts, with many cases of a single particular person working quite a few accounts. These accounts have been engaged in sharing dangerous QAnon-associated content material at scale and have been primarily devoted to the propagation of this conspiracy concept throughout the service.”