7 Oct 2020

Facebook QAnon pledge is ‘public relations manoeuvre’ – Imran Ahmed, Center for Countering Digital Hate


One of the big technology companies has taken down content posted by the conspiracy theorists QAnon.

But for years, big tech has been accused of turning a blind eye to the group that was born in a US chatroom.

QAnon claimed President Trump was battling an elite of Satan-worshipping paedophiles.

It’s far-fetched, but the QAnon movement has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers, and was last year identified by the FBI as a potential domestic terror threat.

Today, Facebook has pledged to remove all QAnon-themed groups, pages and accounts.

We spoke to Imran Ahmed, from the Center for Countering Digital Hate.