Yesterday, Monday, Twitter confirmed that it had “permanently froze” more than 70,000 accounts, all of them linked to the right-wing “Q-Annon” movement, which “believes in the conspiracy theory and supports the US President, Donald Trump.”
And Twitter announced in a statement that it had removed these accounts, to “prevent their owners from using the platform to promote violence.”
According to the statement, Twitter justified the closure of these accounts, saying: “Due to the violent events that took place in Washington, DC, and the increased risks of harm, we have started, as of Friday afternoon, a final suspension of thousands of accounts that were primarily designated to share Q-Anon content,” pointing out that “since On Friday, more than 70,000 accounts were suspended, as a result of the site’s efforts, and in many cases there was one individual managing several accounts.
Twitter also clarified that “these accounts were sharing, on a large scale, dangerous content linked to Quanon,” noting that “they were mainly devoted to spreading these conspiracy theories throughout the entire network.”
Twitter warned of plans spreading on its pages and other places, to organize armed demonstrations in the future, including launching a second attack on the Capitol on January 17, 2021.
Last Friday, Twitter said it had permanently suspended the account of US President Donald Trump, due to the risk of using it to incite more violence, and also suspended the Trump campaign account, due to “violating the rules of the company’s website,” where Trump’s account published a picture The company logo includes the communist flag.
Trump used Twitter repeatedly to claim that his defeat in the November 3 election was due to widespread fraud, and urged his supporters to come to Washington on Wednesday and march to Congress to protest the election result.
Reuters reported last Wednesday evening that protesters supporting President Donald Trump broke through the security barriers surrounding the Capitol building and entered the Congress headquarters, and occupied the inauguration of the President-elect, Joe Biden.
It is worth noting that the pro-Trump “Kyu Annon” movement considers that President Trump is waging a secret war against a global liberal sect of devil worshipers and pedophiles, according to “AFP”.
Source: RT + “France Press” + “Reuters”