Facebook bans groups that represent QAnon conspiracy theories - 2020-10-06

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F182.png Facebook bans groups that represent QAnon conspiracy theories October 6, 2020, Associated Press, CBC News

Facebook said it will ban groups that "represent" QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that paints U.S. President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and "deep state" government officials.

The company said Tuesday that it will remove Facebook pages, groups and Instagram accounts for "representing QAnon" — even if they don't promote violence. The social network said it will consider a variety of factors to decide if a group meets its criteria for a ban, including its name, the biography or "about" section of the page, and discussions within the page, group or Instagram account.

Mentions of QAnon in a group focused on a different subject won't necessarily lead to a ban, Facebook said.

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{{cite news | title = Facebook bans groups that represent QAnon conspiracy theories | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/qanon-facebook-ban-1.5752903 | work = Associated Press | publisher = CBC News | date = October 6, 2020 | accessdate = October 7, 2020 }}