Why QAnon Is Thriving Under Trump And COVID
One of the most disturbing false narratives to emerge in the Trump era is QAnon: a baseless conspiracy theory that spread from the depths of 8chan onto mainstream platforms like Facebook — which just banned all QAnon content. It’s behind Pizzagate and numerous false allegations of child trafficking against Democrats and some Hollywood elites.
But while QAnon may have grown during the Trump presidency and a global pandemic, conspiracy theories have long been a part of American politics. So where do conspiracy theories like QAnon come from, why do they thrive and what will they do to American democracy?
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