Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon content
New Delhi : Social media giant Twitter has suspended around 70,000 accounts which were dedicatedly sharing QAnon content after last weeks’s violence at the US Capitol.
"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", Twitter said in a blog late on Monday.
"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 company said.
These accounts were secretly pushing forward false and baseless claims that Donald Trump is fighting a cabal of child-sex predators, among them prominent Democrats, figures in Hollywood and "deep state" allies.
A couple of days back, Twitter had permanently suspended Donald Trump’s account, saying that his tweets possess a future threat of violence in the US.
This came after Donald Trump’s supporters tried to hijack the US Capitol, resulting in delay of certification to Joe Biden as a winner of the US Elections.
Five people died in the violence including one Capitol Police officer who was beaten as he tried to ward off the crowds.