Patreon is profiting from QAnon - 2020-10-20

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F0.png Patreon is profiting from QAnon October 20, 2020, Olivia Little, MediaMatters

Patreon -- a platform that provides "content creators" with tools to run membership-based subscription services and earn a monthly income -- is helping QAnon influencers monetize the dangerous conspiracy theory. And it appears the company is cashing in too, taking a 5-12% cut depending on the user's payment plan even though the content seemingly violates the platform's terms of use.

Media Matters has identified 14 prominent QAnon content creators on Patreon who are profiting by peddling the violent conspiracy theory.

According to Patreon's terms of use, creators with a "known affiliation with violent or dangerous groups" or "violent hate groups" are not eligible to receive funds through the platform, "no matter the purpose or apparent intention of their Patreon page." Additionally, "any creator praising or actively supporting these groups or their leaders won't be allowed on Patreon."

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{{cite news | first = Olivia | last = Little | title = Patreon is profiting from QAnon | url = https://www.mediamatters.org/qanon-conspiracy-theory/patreon-profiting-qanon | work = MediaMatters | date = October 20, 2020 | accessdate = October 22, 2020 }}