They told you it was only very specifically going to be hate-filled neo-Nazis that would be denied their First Amendment rights.
They told you the slippery slope was a fallacy.
Facebook is banning all QAnon conspiracy theory groups after classifying them as dangerous due to a surge of online misinformation.
QAnon – a far-right conspiracy theory – alleges that President Donald Trump is a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and government officials. No part of the theory is based on fact.
In a blog post, Facebook said it is removing QAnon groups and pages on the platform as well as Instagram accounts that claim to be representatives.
The move escalates a policy from August which removed nearly 800 QAnon groups for promoting violence, showing intent to use weapons, or attracting followers with patterns of violent behaviour.
QAnon is the new boogieman, but that said, frankly, this is a scam.
There is no conceivable way to differentiate between a QAnon account and a normal Trump account.
Look at these memes and see if you can figure out which ones are Q related and which ones aren’t. I’ll tell you which are which at the bottom.
The answer is:
All of those memes are from QAnon Facebook groups.
Basically, “QAnon” just means “boomer MAGA Facebook crap.”
I’m really about as politically engaged as anyone on earth, and I can’t tell the difference between a QAnon meme and a normie Trump boomer meme. So how the hell are the Indians who do Facebook moderation supposed to be able to tell?
What that means is this “QAnon ban” basically amounts to a blanket ban of all Trump supporters. They can of course enforce it selectively.
Basically, at this point in time, social media is completely useless. There is no fun allowed, there is no open discussion allowed. Posting on it is like being in a really strict boarding school run by aggressive, mean Jews.
We need some kind of new option.