Twitter purged 70,000 QAnon accounts in three days

  • January 12, 2021
Twitter says it’s purged more than 70,000 accounts for spreading conspiracy theories associated with QAnon. The company first began cracking down on QAnon over the summer, but now says it ramped up its enforcement following last week’s riot at the US…

Patreon is the next tech giant to crack down on QAnon

  • October 24, 2020
Patreon is joining the ranks of tech companies cracking down on QAnon. Bloomberg reports the crowdfunding site is banning accounts “dedicated” to promoting the discredited conspiracy theory, while others that have pushed some QAnon content (but aren’…

Even Peloton is cracking down on QAnon

  • October 10, 2020
It’s not just social networks and digital marketplaces cracking down on QAnon. Peloton has confirmed to Business Insider that it has pulled QAnon hashtags that supporters of the conspiracy theory were using to connect to each other on the fitness pla…

Facebook has banned QAnon

  • October 6, 2020
The QAnon conspiracy theory is no longer welcome on any of Facebook’s apps. The social network is banning QAnon entirely even if the accounts in question aren’t explicitly discussing violence, Facebook now says.“Starting today, we will remove any Fac…

Facebook bans ads supporting QAnon

  • October 1, 2020
Facebook is taking new steps to limit QAnon’s influence on its platform. The social network said that it was banning ads that “praise, support or represent” QAnon or “militarized social movements,” and that it had begun to down-rank posts from QAnon…

Facebook has removed more than 6,500 militia groups and pages

  • October 1, 2020
Facebook has removed more than 6,500 pages and groups associated with “militarized social movements,” since the company announced it would crack down on QAnon and militia movements on its platform last month. Under the new rules, Facebook said it wou…

Facebook will no longer recommend health groups

  • September 17, 2020
Facebook says that groups dedicated to health-related topics are no longer eligible to appear in recommendations. The update is part of the company’s latest effort to fight misinformation. “To prioritize connecting people with accurate health informa…

Twitter bans far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers

  • September 10, 2020
Twitter has banned the accounts of far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers and its founder, Stewart Rhodes. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the group is one of the US’s largest anti-government movements. It claims to have tens of tho…