Facebook Removes QAnon Group with 200,000 Members
Facebook is enforcing its crackdown on conspiracy related and right wing content, most recently deleting a large QAnon page. The group called 'Official Q/Qanon' had nearly 200,000 members and was known for sharing and discussing Q related conspiracy theories.
A Facebook spokeswoman stated that the group was removed for "repeatedly posting content that violated our policies". Reuters reported that Official Q/QAnon "crossed the line" on bullying, harassment, hate speech and the sharing of potentially harmful misinformation.
The purge comes after last years FBI warning about "conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists" which designated QAnon related groups as a potential domestic extremist threat.
Last month social media platforms including Twitter and TikTok also cracked down on QAnon content: Twitter banned thousands of accounts and promised to block QAnon urls. TikTok deleted hashtags that signposted QAnon videos.
If this isn't proof that social media has an agenda, we don't know what else will convince you. Sure, there are some strange things posted in the Q groups - but our right to free speech is clearly being infringed upon by the very social media companies who steal our private information and sell it for profit.
The clear answer is that everyone should promptly delete any social media presence before the thought police come knocking.