Sabmyk Network: Founder of bizarre new religion targeting QAnon believers ‘unmasked’ by Hope Not Hate- Tempemail

British anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate (HNH) says its research indicates that Sebastian Bieniek, a 45-year-old German art world personality, is responsible for a string of 136 channels on the unregulated messaging app Telegram that post QAnon-related misinformation while seeking to promote a strange quasi-religion centered around a Messianic figure Continue Reading

Unmasked: man behind cult set to replace QAnon | QAnon- Tempemail

The mysterious individual behind a new and rapidly growing online disinformation network targeting followers of QAnon, the far-right cult, can be revealed as a Berlin-based artist with a history of social media manipulation, a prominent anti-racism group claims. Since Donald Trump left the White House, QAnon’s vast online community has Continue Reading

Checked by reality, some QAnon supporters seek a way out Children QAnon Donald Trump boyfriend beliefs- Tempemail

Ceally Smith spent a year down the rabbit hole of QAnon spending more and more time researching and discussing the conspiracy theory online. Eventually it consumed her, and she wanted out. She broke up with the boyfriend who recruited her into the movement, took six months off social media, and Continue Reading

Big tech facilitated QAnon and the Capitol attack. It’s time to hold them accountable | Technology

Donald Trump’s election lies and the 6 January attack on the US Capitol have highlighted how big tech has led our society down a path of conspiracies and radicalism by ignoring the mounting evidence that their products are dangerous. But the spread of deadly misinformation on a global scale was Continue Reading

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts sharing QAnon content | Technology

Twitter has said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content as the social media site continued to crack down on content after supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. “Given the violent events in Washington DC, and increased risk Continue Reading

How 2020 transformed big tech: the story of Facebook, QAnon and the world’s slackening grip on reality | Facebook

As with many others in Britain, lockdown hit Rachel and her husband, Philip, hard. Almost overnight, the couple, both in their early 50s, found themselves cut off from friends, family and colleagues. Before the Covid-19 outbreak, they had both been working every day; now Philip found himself furloughed, while Rachel Continue Reading

How have QAnon’s conspiracies gained traction in the UK? | Sue Greenwood | Opinion- Tempemail

When Barack Obama recently told a rally in Pennsylvania that, were Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be elected, they – we – would no longer have to worry about “the crazy things” Donald Trump and his supporters say, he was addressing a thirsty crowd in need of reassurance that Continue Reading

Far-right online forum 8chan loses internet after protection services are cut | Technology

The latest incarnation of the hate-filled online forum 8chan was temporarily kicked off the internet on Sunday, after a company protecting the site from DDoS attacks cut its services. The site, which is now called 8kun but was formerly known as 8chan, was back online on Monday morning, security researcher Continue Reading

Facebook to ban QAnon-themed groups, pages and accounts in crackdown | Technology

Facebook will ban any groups, pages or Instagram accounts that “represent” QAnon, the company announced Tuesday, in a sharp escalation of its attempt to crack down on the antisemitic conspiracy movement that has thrived on its platform. The policy will apply to groups, pages or Instagram accounts whose names or Continue Reading

Facebook’s QAnon ban omits high-profile Australians linked to conspiracy theory | QAnon- Tempemail

High-profile Australians linked to QAnon will remain untouched by Facebook’s crackdown on the conspiracy theory because the ban does not extend to individual posts, the social media giant has conceded. But experts say Facebook’s announcement overnight that it would significantly escalate attempts to combat misinformation on the site by removing Continue Reading