Twitter suspends 70,000 pro-Trump accounts

Twitter announced on Monday that it has suspended "more than 70,000ccounts" associated with the QAnon conspiracy following the attack launched on US Capitol by a mob that supports Donald Trump.
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By Emeh Joy

Twitter announced on Monday that it has suspended "more than 70,000ccounts" associated with the QAnon conspiracy following the attack launched on US Capitol by a mob that supports Donald Trump.

Twitter started this purge of the platform on Friday, shortly after it suspended Donald Trump's account for language that could trigger 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.

"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", Twitter said in a blog post.

According to the QAnon conspiracy theory claims, Trump is fighting a secret war against a global liberal cult of Satan-worshiping paedophiles.

Some other social media platforms have taken unprecedented action since the mob invaded the US Capitol on Wednesday in a bid to stop the Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential win.

Facebook and Twitter had both indefinitely suspended the accounts of Donald Trump following that incident. The two platforms had referred to the risk of future violence, particularly before 20th January which is Biden's inauguration date.

Twitter, where Trump had up to 88 million followers, said it also factored in that plans to carry out more armed protests have been spreading on and off the platform.