Twitter announced on Monday that it had suspended “more than 70,000 accounts” related to the QAnon conspiracy theory after the supporters of President Donald Trump rioted in the U.S. Capitol.
The social network began a cleanup operation shortly after it permanently suspended Trump’s description of language that could incite violence on Friday.
Twitter said in a statement: “Since last Friday, due to our efforts, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended and many of them have multiple accounts. Blog post.
“These accounts are dedicated to sharing harmful content related to QAnon on a large scale, and are mainly dedicated to spreading this conspiracy theory throughout the service.”
The far-right QAnon conspiracy theory claims that Trump is launching a secret war against pedophiles who worship Satan by liberals around the world.
Since Trump’s supporters invaded the Capitol on Wednesday, most major social media platforms have taken unprecedented actions to prevent Congress from proving Joe Biden’s presidential victory, shocking the United States and damaging its international image.
Both Facebook and Twitter suspended Trump’s accounts indefinitely. Trump refused to accept the results of the November 3 election and spread unfounded theories that the vote was rigged.
Both platforms mentioned the risk of future violence, especially before Biden’s January 20 inauguration.
Twitter said that this is also considering the spread of more armed protests inside and outside the service, including the planned second attack on the U.S. Capitol and State Capitol on January 17.
The social network is Trump’s favorite megaphone, and when his account was suspended, his account had 88 million subscribers.
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