Twitter says it will crack down on tweets involving conspiracy theory group QAnon - 2020-07-22

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F182.png Twitter says it will crack down on tweets involving conspiracy theory group QAnon July 22, 2020, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

Twitter Inc. said Tuesday it would permanently suspend accounts that violate its policies while tweeting about QAnon, a fringe group that claims "deep-state" traitors are plotting against U.S. President Donald Trump.

Twitter, which announced the change on its Twitter Safety page, said it would not serve content and accounts associated with QAnon in trends and recommendations, and would block URLs associated with the group from being shared on the platform.

The suspension, which will be rolled out this week, is expected to impact about 150,000 accounts globally, Twitter said. It said that more than 7,000 accounts have been removed in the last several weeks for violating the company's rules against spam, platform manipulation and ban evasion.

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{{cite news | title = Twitter says it will crack down on tweets involving conspiracy theory group QAnon | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/twitter-qanon-accounts-1.5658411 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = July 22, 2020 | accessdate = July 23, 2020 }}