Even if they make no mention of violence, people, pages and groups on Facebook that are in any way tied to the QAnon movement are now prohibited from the social media platform – even as Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) accounts promoting riots, looting and violence remain unscathed.
In an Oct. 6 announcement, Facebook, which also owns Instagram, explained that it has already removed some 1,500 pages and groups linked to QAnon, along with more than 6,500 additional pages and groups tied to 300 other “militarized social movements” – though these were not specified by name.
The announcement is a follow-up to an early one from back on Aug. 19 when Facebook revealed that it had removed 980 groups, 520 pages and 160 ads from the Facebook platform that were linked to QAnon.
“We’ve also restricted over 1,400 hashtags related to these groups and organizations on Instagram,” the company further announced.
In its Oct. 6 announcement, Facebook added that not only will overtly violent QAnon accounts and pages be removed, but so will all others that are tied to the group, which Facebook sees as a patently dangerous organization in need of silencing.
“Starting today, we will remove any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent content,” Facebook indicated in an official statement.
“Our Dangerous Organizations Operations team is starting to enforce this updated policy today and is removing content accordingly, but this work will take time and will continue in the coming days and weeks.”
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QAnon should disguise itself as Black Lives Matter to avoid Facebook ban
Meanwhile, BLM and Antifa are experiencing no problems organizing riots and violence on Facebook, seeing as how they are patently exempt from the platform’s “dangerous organizations” classification.
If only QAnon had changed its name to Black Lives Matter in time to avoid detection, then perhaps it would still have a social media presence. But alas, it got caught up in Mark Zuckerberg’s relentless censorship sweep against exclusively conservative voices.
We wonder what Zuckerberg and his allies are trying to hide by silencing the QAnon. Are they the types of pedophiles and child sex traffickers that QAnon has been actively warning exist within the highest levels of government and media?
According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, nearly half of all Americans now know about QAnon, even if they do not fully know what the movement represents. Even so, most Americans – around 75 percent – believe that QAnon is either “somewhat bad” or “very bad” for the country.
Among Republicans, about 41 percent believe that QAnon is doing good things for the country. Among Democrats, a scant 7 percent hold the same view.
As for President Trump, he claims that he does not know much about QAnon other than that its members “like me very much.”
“These are people that don’t like seeing what’s going on in places like Portland and places like Chicago and New York and other cities and states,” Trump told reporters after being asked about QAnon.
“And I’ve heard these are people that love our country, and they just don’t like seeing it.”
When further asked if he believes the QAnon theory that Trump is trying to save the world from Satanic pedophiles, Trump’s response was:
“Is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing? I mean, you know, if I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it. I’m willing to put myself out there. And we are, actually. We’re saving the world from a radical-left philosophy that will destroy this country.”