Twitter has announced restrictions on QAnon posting on its platform, reports Carlos Garcia at The Blaze. He writes:
The company announced the action in a statement on Twitter.
“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. In line with this approach, this week we are taking further action on so-called ‘QAnon’ activity across the service,” the statement said.
The QAnon conspiracy includes a multitude of beliefs and claims, but it focuses on the existence of a shadowy figured named “Q” who claims to be in the Trump administration and posts cryptic messages about the president’s hidden strategy to take down the “deep state.”
“We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension — something we’ve seen more of in recent weeks,” Twitter claimed.
The company went on to say that it would be shutting out content from QAnon accounts in the trending topics and recommendations, work to prevent highlighting the content, and block QAnon content from being shared.
A Twitter spokesperson said that the company banned 7,000 accounts, and the trending restrictions will affect about another 150,000 accounts, according to NBC News.