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Tech's 2020: What is QAnon?

Supporters of this viral pro-Trump movement believe in the baseless conspiracy theory that Democrats are pedophiles, while also supporting anti-vaccine and other activist causes. Their growing influence has resulted in two followers being elected as representatives to Congress. Here's more about the role this once-fringe movement is having on society today.

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Tech's 2020: What is QAnon?
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    QAnon explained: the antisemitic conspiracy theory gaining traction around the world

    QAnon explained: the antisemitic conspiracy theory gaining traction around the world

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    Guardian US - Julia Carrie Wong

    To Donald Trump, it’s “people who love our country”. To the FBI, it’s a potential domestic terror threat. And to you or anyone else who has logged on to Facebook in recent months, it may just be a friend or family member who has started to show an alarming interest in child trafficking, the …

    How #SaveTheChildren is pulling American moms into QAnon

    How #SaveTheChildren is pulling American moms into QAnon

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    Vox - Anna North

    The posts often beg followers to speak out, “get loud,” or wake up. Some feature bold text on a colorful background, matching the aesthetic of many Instagram slideshows this year. Others show photos of beloved children, laughing with their parents. Some are posted by small accounts with few …

    The Prophecies of Q

    The Prophecies of Q

    If you were an adherent, no one would be able to tell. You would look like any other American. You could be a mother, picking leftovers off your toddler’s plate. You could be the young man in headphones across the street. You could be a bookkeeper, a dentist, a grandmother icing cupcakes in her …

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