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It’s become too influential to ignore: QAnon, the blanket term for a notorious, multifaceted, pro-Trump conspiracy theory. The various threads of the QAnon conspiracy appear so outlandish that it’s easy to shrug them off. The fact that the movement has gained traction with hundreds of thousands of followers – thanks in large part to social media – makes QAnon a deeply worrying phenomenon, however. The best way to disarm the group’s baseless claims is to set the facts straight. This article accomplishes that goal by offering a practical overview of QAnon’s history, beliefs and development.
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Kevin Roose is a technology columnist for The New York Times.
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