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    Their whole mantra lately is the children, and if you call them out on their other bullshit you're a Satan worshipping pedofile ring enabler.

    Truly a cult.

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    That's part of how it has spread so insidiously apparently: they tap into the very real and legitimate concern over child sexual abuse / trafficking by infiltrating mothers groups etc.

    Ant-vax groups are apparently fertile grounds for them too, unsurprisingly I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Also stop shit-posting while drunk.
    That means he'd stop posting

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    Facebook cracking down on QAnon and militarized social movements

    Facebook is taking steps to hide content from groups affiliated with QAnon, a conspiracy theory that revolves around President Trump fighting a deep state that includes a secret global cabal of pedophiles.


    The company announced in a blog post on Thursday that it will ban all advertising that expresses "praise, support or represent militarized social movements and QAnon."


    It also announced that users who follow groups restricted under the company's past policies aimed at tamping down on conspiracy groups will see posts from restricted pages far lower down their news feed than before.


    "On September 16, we started down-ranking content in the Pages and Groups that have been restricted but not removed. Now, people who are members of Groups that have been restricted and follow Pages that have been restricted, will see content from these Groups and Pages further down in their News Feed," said Facebook.


    "We are taking steps to address evidence that QAnon adherents are increasingly using the issue of child safety and hashtags like #savethechildren to recruit and organize. Starting today, we will direct people to credible child safety resources when they search for certain child safety hashtags," the company continued.


    Facebook has faced criticism for months over the widespread prevalence of conspiracy-minded groups on its platform, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic during which many right-wing conspiracy pages have spread disinformation about everything from the virus itself to the effectiveness of masks and the safety of vaccines.

    Company spokespeople did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.


    Facebook admins announced earlier this year that 20 Facebook accounts and six groups originating in the U.S. and linked to the QAnon movement had been removed under the site's policies against inauthentic activity.


    The QAnon conspiracy theory, which emerged first on right-leaning anonymous message boards, baselessly alleges that the Democratic Party, and in particular its 2016 nominee, Hillary Clinton, are linked to a global ring of pedophiles. Posts linked to the conspiracy theory's mysterious author have in the past falsely claimed that Clinton herself would be arrested as a result of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.


    Facebook cracking down on QAnon and militarized social movements | TheHill

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    "known to be mentally unstable"

    I think you have to be to swallow that shit.

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    QAnon Lands on LinkedIn, Prompting Networking Site to Limit Spread

    Supporters of QAnon are increasingly going public on LinkedIn, expanding their online presence and prompting the professional-networking site to take steps to limit the spread of the community that promotes politically themed conspiracy theories.


    Hundreds of LinkedIn members have updated their professional profiles with phrases and acronyms associated with QAnon, or have supported QAnon-related posts with positive comments or “likes,” according to an analysis by social-media research firm Storyful.


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    Facebook says it will extend its QAnon ban

    The news: Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will remove “any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent content.” QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory centering on the belief that the president of the United States is at war with a secret satanic pedophile ring run by liberals, has grown into an “omniconspiracy” in recent months. Accordingly, it has become a powerful distributor of conspiratorial thinking on a variety of topics—including misinformation about the pandemic and the presidential elections.


    The context: This goes further than the less intense ban announced in August. At the time, Facebook said it would remove pages, groups, and accounts containing “discussions of potential violence.” By then, QAnon had inspired a growing list of destructive, sometimes violent, acts. In 2019, the FBI concluded that QAnon was potentially capable of inspiring violence.


    Why now? QAnon flourished for years on social media before this summer, and many critics felt that Facebook’s partial ban was too little, too late. But it was likely prompted by the theory’s staggering growth on social media since March (an internal Facebook study this summer found that QAnon-associated groups had millions of members). Today’s announcement referred to QAnon’s involvement in spreading dangerous misinformation during the wildfires in the western United States as another reason for the more aggressive ban.


    Brian Friedberg, a senior researcher at the Harvard Shorenstein Center’s Technology and Social Change Project who has been tracking QAnon since its early days, said in a text message that while the announcement will likely fuel rumors among QAnon supporters that this ban amounts to “election interference” against Trump, the timing suggests that Facebook is trying to “AVOID further spread of election disinfo” from QAnon’s distribution networks by acting now.


    QAnon believers were expecting this: Although QAnon has a large presence on Facebook, its believers are present on most social-media platforms, and believers have been talking about a more intense Facebook and Twitter crackdown for a while. They had time to prepare, and at this point, they have some experience learning how to work around bans. For instance, the “Q” account at the center of the conspiracy theory recently instructed followers to “camouflage” themselves online and drop references to “Q” or “QAnon” in order to avoid bans targeting those keywords. The community’s immediate reaction to Facebook’s announcement, Friedberg said, was to use Twitter to promote alternative locations for QAnon believers to organize online. Gab, a social-media site that is popular with the far right, has already started to court QAnon believers and influencers.

    Facebook says it will extend its QAnon ban | MIT Technology Review

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    Well that's good. But what will Vlad do now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    ooh, that doesn't look good.

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    QAnon conspiracy theory explodes ahead of the election

    The QAnon conspiracy theory is growing — and being weaponized to boost President Trump ahead of the election.

    Why it matters: What began as a single conspiracy theory linking Hillary Clinton to child trafficking four years ago is now part of a convoluted web of falsehoods being spread to undermine Joe Biden.

    The big picture: In a year of unrest and expected election turmoil, experts are concerned that belief in QAnon could be another instigator of violence in some communities if Trump loses in November.

    "That's the question that keeps me up at night," said Bryce Webster-Jacobsen of the cyber threat intelligence firm GroupSense, which specializes in disinformation.

    Tracking these kind of local, potentially militant groups is difficult, he said, because recruitment is often both online — where most of the QAnon community lives — and offline.

    By the numbers: New polling provided exclusively to Axios by HOPE not hate, a U.K.-based anti-extremism nonprofit, found more than a third of Americans saying that they believe it's at least probably true that elites "are secretly engaging in large scale child trafficking and abuse."

    10% said they are at least “soft” supporters of QAnon, specifically.

    The QAnon theory is based on a sprawling online network that analyzes cryptic messages in remote online forums by an anonymous figure “Q," who claims, without evidence, to be a Trump administration official with high-level clearance.

    Driving the news: Recent reports about what was purported to be Hunter Biden's computer hard drive have sparked renewed activity from Q, with more concrete ideas to latch onto.

    On the day the New York Post reported on the alleged hard drive, Q posted 16 times, per GroupSense.

    The backstory: In 2016, the Pizzagate conspiracy theory claimed that elites and Hillary Clinton's campaign manager were involved in a child sex trafficking ring being operated out of a popular pizza place. It was a niche conspiracy theory, but it led someone to show up to a pizzeria in Washington DC with guns.

    But Pizzagate was just the beginning. The idea of an elite child trafficking system has formed the central tenet of the QAnon universe.

    Trump has winked at QAnon followers on multiple occasions — most notably with his refusal to condemn the conspiracy theory when asked directly.

    Earlier this year, Donald Trump Jr. jokingly insinuated that Biden was a pedophile, a nod to QAnon lore that many Democrats use their political power to hide widespread pedophilia.

    Some Republicans politicians' adoption of aspects of the theory has helped bring it more mainstream, Webster-Jacobsen said.

    What we're watching: Nearly a dozen QAnon supporters are running for Congress. And of Republicans who know about QAnon, 41% said it is a somewhat or very good thing for the country, according to Pew Research Center.

    What's next: Tech companies are desperately trying to ban QAnon from their platforms before the conspiracy can spread any further.

    On Monday, Spotify removed QAnon podcasts and TikTok officially banned all QAnon content. YouTube and Peloton announced QAnon crackdowns last week.

    Facebook and Triller both banned QAnon earlier this month. Etsy banned QAnon products two weeks ago. And Twitter shut down QAnon accounts in July.

    Yes, but: Despite these bans, QAnon followers still find other places online to congregate, like Parler, a far-right social media app.

    QAnon conspiracy theory explodes ahead of the election - Axios

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    Well I think that's scuppered Clinton's chances of getting any votes.

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    Revelations today that some 500 kids have been separated from their parents (likely deported) under Trumps polices.

    If these QAnon fuckwits actually gave a shit about “SAvE THe CHilDrEn!’ they’d be all over this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    If these QAnon fuckwits actually gave a shit about “SAvE THe CHilDrEn!’ they’d be all over this.
    Wel, we know they couldn't give a shit about children despite the Orange Abortion's support they qanon is 'strongly against child prostitution' or the like

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    I wasn't following this QAnon stuff.

    Saw this video and wow... so many Truth Bombs! A must watch.


    Video: 4 minutes


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    ^ Good one!

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    yes very good. I'm starting to come around.

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    Police thwart alleged plot to attack Pa. Convention Center where votes are being counted in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating an alleged plot to attack the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Thursday night.


    Action News has learned that police got a tip about a group driving up from Virginia in a Hummer to unleash an attack at the Convention Center where votes are being counted in Philadelphia.


    Police tell Action News they found a weapon and two people were transferred to Central Detectives.


    However, it's unclear how or if the people are connected to the investigation.


    Early Friday morning, the Hummer was still on 13th Street near Vine. The vehicle had a window sticker and a hat with the logo for the internet group QAnon known for spreading conspiracy theories.
    The FBI has labeled them a domestic terror threat.


    At least 24 congressional candidates in this current election have endorsed or given credit to conspiracy theories promoted by the group.


    No injuries were reported.

    https://6abc.com/philly-police-inves...-plot/7689932/

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    At least 24 congressional candidates in this current election have endorsed or given credit to conspiracy theories promoted by the group.
    These Republican c u n t s will whore themselves out to anyone for votes.

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    Armed men arrested in Philadelphia may have believed fake ballots were being counted

    Two armed Virginia men who were arrested Thursday outside the Philadelphia Convention Center may have believed fake ballots were being counted there, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Roh told CNN. "According to our information at this very early stage of investigation, it appears these individuals were operating under the belief that 'fake ballots' are being counted at the Convention Center -- a completely unsupported claim -- and that belief may have been what drew their attention to Philadelphia." Roh told CNN in an emailed statement.

    CNN affiliate KYW had earlier reported that the men were "coming to deliver a truck full of fake ballots" to the city, citing prosecutors.

    The center is one of the places where election workers have been counting votes from the 2020 general election, which includes the race for president.

    Text messages reveal that the men were concerned about the tallying of votes at the convention center, prosecutors said, according to KYW.

    Antonio LaMotta, 61, and Joshua Macias, 42, both of Chesapeake, Virginia, were arrested Thursday night outside the center on suspicion of carrying handguns in Pennsylvania without permits, authorities said.

    Philadelphia police said they found the men Thursday night after receiving a tip that people with firearms were heading to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in a silver Hummer truck.

    Officers found a silver Hummer a block from the center -- parked and unoccupied -- around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, about seven minutes before finding the men, who acknowledged the Hummer was theirs, police said.

    Both men were carrying loaded handguns, and police found an AR-type rifle in the Hummer, authorities said at a news conference Friday. About 160 rounds of ammunition were found in the weapons and the vehicle, authorities said.

    Stickers and a hat with logos of the QAnon conspiracy movement were found in the vehicle, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said.

    LaMotta and Macias were charged with having a concealed firearm without a license and carrying a firearm on a public street or public property, Krasner said.

    "This alarming incident is still very much under investigation regarding additional charges," Krasner said.

    LaMotta and Macias were arraigned Friday night, and a judge set bail at $750,000 each, Krasner's spokeswoman Jane Roh said.

    It wasn't immediately clear whether the men had legal representation. CNN has sought comment from the Philadelphia Public Defenders Office and LaMotta's relatives.

    A woman who was traveling with the men has not been arrested, Krasner said.

    Suspect said he needed to take leave to go to Philadelphia, employer says

    LaMotta told his work supervisor a few days ago that he needed leave for an "assignment" in Philadelphia, according to the CEO of the company that employs him.

    LaMotta works in the Virginia area for Nationwide Investigations & Security, a Houston-based security services firm, according to company CEO Allen Hollimon and LaMotta's personal website.

    Hollimon told CNN that LaMotta this week told his supervisor he needed to take leave for the "assignment" in Philadelphia that was not assigned through the company.

    Hollimon said he did not know why LaMotta was in Philadelphia and emphasized that he believes he is "a good guy."

    "He's a very devoted guy. I've never had an issue with him," Hollimon told CNN. "He's not a threat."

    LaMotta's website, which has since been taken down, described him as a "crisis response, security, fugitive recovery agent, bodyguard, security contractor."

    The website included his date of birth and hometown, both of which matched information shared by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

    The website displayed pictures of him posing beside a silver Hummer. It also detailed his work experience, including his work at Nationwide Investigation & Security, as well as documents related to a military discharge.

    The website detailed other work experience, including for the Virginia city of Chesapeake, where he lives.

    LaMotta was a facilities maintenance technician for the city from August 2014 to May 2019, Chesapeake spokesman Heath Covey told CNN. Cover said he could not provide details about why LaMotta left the job.

    Armed men arrested in Philadelphia may have believed fake ballots were being counted, Philadelphia DA Office says - CNN

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    Trumpanzees: Thick as fuck and let's face it they ain't going to get any smarter.

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    Documentary explores the disturbing appeal of QAnon

    Documentary explores the disturbing appeal of QAnon - CBS News

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