Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

San Francisco (AFP) – Twitter announced Monday it has suspended “more than 70,000 accounts” linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory following the attack on the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters. The social network began its purge Friday, shortly after it had permanently suspended Trump’s account for language that could incite violence. “Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts,” Twitter said in a blog post. “These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful …

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