Swiss text sleuths unpick mystery of QAnon origins

Geneva (AFP) – The mysterious “Q” behind the QAnon conspiracy movement, which was instrumental in the storming of the US Capitol, is in fact two people, according to Swiss experts. Swiss startup OrphAnalytics said it had used its algorithm-based machine-learning text analysis software, developed to detect plagiarism, to help crack the mystery behind QAnon. “There are clearly two styles characterising the QAnon messages,” company chief Claude Alain Roten told AFP in an interview at his home in western Switzerland. The conspiracy movement is based on messages by “Q Clearance Patriot”, who claims…

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