(ETH) – Twitter has just axed more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that according to a report from Reuters, were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
According to the report, Twitter stated: “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”, Twitter stated.
QAnon backers have been labeled as pushing conspiracies on social media that include the baseless claim that Trump secretly is fighting a cabal of child-sex predators, among them prominent Democrats, figures in Hollywood, and “deep state” allies. Twitter warned that it would permanently suspend accounts pushing QAnon content, banning prominent right-wing boosters of its conspiracy theories.