QAnon's Fave Website Lost Its Host-but Found a New Russian One - 2020-10-19

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F375.png QAnon's Fave Website Lost Its Host-but Found a New Russian One October 19, 2020, Kelly Weill, Daily Beast

QAnon—an unhinged conspiracy theory falsely accusing President Donald Trump's foes of Satanic pedophilia and cannibalism—has become so enmeshed in the GOP that at least one Q-loving Republican is expected to win a congressional seat this year.

But in more level-headed industries, the theory is so toxic that few U.S. companies want anything to do with it. That includes an Oregon-based web services company that severed ties with the main QAnon-associated website on Sunday night, temporarily taking the site offline.

8kun, a seedy forum previously known as 8chan, is the current ground zero for QAnon. The site is home to Q, a person or group of people who claim to be a high-level government insider dropping hints about an impending pro-Trump revolution. (The site is also home to white supremacists, including some who have used it to publicize mass-shootings.) The site's reputation made it anathema to web services companies, with internet activists campaigning to keep 8kun offline.

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