Twitter has suspended 70,000 QAN accounts since the US Capital riots – tech2.org

Twitter has suspended 70,000 QAN accounts since the US Capital riots


Twitter CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsi, addressed the students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018.

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Twitter announced on Monday evening that it had suspended more than 70,000 accounts linked to the far-right law conspiracy theory.

“These accounts were largely engaged in sharing material linked to harmful QAnon and were primarily devoted to the promotion of this conspiracy theory in the service,” the company said A blog post.

The company said on Friday that it would permanently delete QAnon content sharing accounts. The company on Friday suspended the accounts of President Donald Trump’s supporters Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell.

The company’s shares closed more than 6% on Monday. It was the first trading session since Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account.

Social media companies have stepped up their efforts to rid their services of content, as Twitter announced, which could lead to violence like incidents of rebellion in the US Capitol.

Earlier on Monday, Facebook said it would remove content containing the phrase “stop piracy” from its services in the lead-up to the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden on 20 January.

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