QAnon conspiracy theory followers step out of the shadows and may be headed to U.S. Congress - 2020-07-14
Until recently, many people didn't take conspiracy movements seriously, even though violent acts have been perpetrated by those on the fringe. People who believe in false conspiracy theories are often just considered silly or weird.
Below the surface, however, there are movements from these communities that have negatively affected our societies, and will continue to do so. The most prominent of these conspiracy communities is the QAnon movement.
QAnon adherents are not your caricature conspiracy theorists wearing tin foil hats and living in their parents' basement. Some may soon be elected officials.