Facebook Purges QAnon Conspiracy Accounts Among Other Disinformation

State-sponsored networks and anti-immigrants accounts were also banned

In its latest purge, Facebook removed eight different networks that were disseminating disinformation, including accounts, groups and pages linked to the alleged QAnon conspiracy, a pro-Trump theory that maintains there is a “deep state” working against the president.

The company also removed 19 pages, 15 accounts and a group linked to the anti-immigrant websites Vdare and The Unz Review. This fall, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported that White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, an anti-immigrant stalwart within the upper echelons of the administration, had cited Vdare articles in emails in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. 

According to a Facebook report released Tuesday, two of the disinformation networks—based in Iran and Russia—were government-sponsored efforts that targeted international audiences, while six others—based in the United States, Georgia, Myanmar and Mauritania—were non-state actors that targeted U.S.



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