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A Massive QAnon Hive Known For Spreading A Political Pedophilia Conspiracy Theory Finally Sees Consequences

The QAnon movement all started with one unfounded 4chan post by a user going by “Q.”

According to QAnon rhetoric, there is a powerful “global network of baby eating demonic pedophiles” that Donald Trump is trying to save the world from. Trump is secretly working hand-in-hand with Robert Mueller to accomplish this nearly-impossible task.

Why is it nearly impossible?

Because that “global network” is allegedly made up of some of the most elite members of society. QAnon believers purport the network is made up of the very wealthy and very famous, so they are particularly hard to prosecute.

But Donald Trump will save the day.

As the movement grew from just as few conspiracy theorists on 4chan, things started to get out of hand. QAnon conspiracy theorists began showing up at Trump rallies, spread the rumor that John McCain was assassinated and frequently select a target and “dox” them.

Doxxing is the release of personal/private information to the internet in order to encourage people to harass the person.

Eventually, Reddit was forced to step in and shut down a subreddit created as a gathering place for QAnon believerssince almost no one uses 4chan because of who is on it. The Subreddit—called r/GreatAwakening—got removed for “inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information.”

Users who tried to visit the subreddit were greeted with the following message: 

Reddit Screenshot

There was a backup page called r/The_GreatAwakening, but that was also booted.

Reddit also took out other QAnon subreddits like /biblicalQ and /Qincels. But QAnon subreddits aren’t the only ones finding themselves shut down.

Reddit also took down several pages that supported a popular white supremacist, alt-right comedy group. The removal of a large number of pages popular with QAnon believers failed to go over well with them.

Here’s a censored screenshot of one of their reactions. It was censored for language. Obviously. 

Twitter

Twitter and Reddit are honestly pretty excited to see the hate speech and doxxing pages go. 

While some may cite the 1st Amendment—like other purveyors of hate speech and calls for violence that got banned from private platforms—Reddit cited their user terms of service agreement as the reason for the bans.

The subReddits all had multiple clear violations of the sites terms of service.

H/T: NYMag, Twitter, Buzzfeed

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Written by Erica Diaz

Erica is the consummate cool-kid. Shes so cool that shes been talked about in magazines, on blogs and on the radio after losing her left eye because of a piece of glitter. She is still actively mourning the passing of Prince and hopes to one day do an all-iguana remake of Graffiti Bridge since iguanas are plentiful near her home in South Florida. She has yet to find one that can really nail the ahhhyayayeaheaheah that Tevin Campbell does in Round and Round, and everyone knows the music is the important part of any Prince film. Shes a mother, singer, writer and (if the internet is to be believed - which we all know it is) a Nigerian socialite mid-ranking member of the Illuminati. She prides herself on being the most popular one-eyed rock star under 5 ft tall in pretty much any room she walks into.