According tomedia reports, Facebook has become the latest social media company to crack down on spreading QAnon conspiracy theories and similar groups. The company announced the latest changes in an August statement update on how the company handles various organizations and other violence-related activities. This time, the media company’s changes involve advertising.
QAnon was referring to a far-right conspiracy theory that became popular online, originating from an anonymous photo board that later developed into a massive, absurd social movement that revolved around Trump.
Like other similar movements, the movement has linked itself to violence by threatening to use violence against others or by expressing support for it. In its September 30 update, Facebook said it no longer allows anyone to post ads on its platform that “appreciate, support or represent” QAnon or what it calls other “militia social movements.”
The company also referred to the sudden rise of the hashtag “Save the Kids” on its platform and said it was taking steps to address the problem that QAnon might use to increase its fan base.