Twitter Purges QAnon Conspiracy Accounts

Platform has banned 7,000 accounts and will restrict many others


Twitter has begun purging content related to QAnon, a set of pro-Trump conspiracy theories that maintain, among other things, that a mysterious entity called the “deep state” is actively working against the president.

A spokesperson for the social media site said accounts that propagate QAnon theories have engaged in behavior connected to well-documented offline harm.

In a post on its safety account Tuesday night, Twitter said it would permanently suspend accounts in violation of its “multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension.”

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