Twitter on Monday evening announced that it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory following the attack on the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters.
The social network began its purge Friday, shortly after it had permanently suspended Trump’s account for language that could incite violence.
“Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts,” Twitter said in a blog post.
“These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service.”
The far-right QAnon conspiracy theory claims Trump is waging a secret war against a global liberal cult of Satan-worshipping pedophiles.
Most major social media platforms have taken unprecedented action since Trump’s supporters invaded the Capitol Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win, shocking the US and tarnishing its international image.
Facebook and Twitter is not the only platform to ban Trump’s account with nearly 88 million followers. Facebook and Snapchat too have taken the decision to ban the soon-to-be impeached President as he was accused of inciting and motivating violence through his blind followers in the pretext of “MAKE America Great Again”.