Marketplace Tech
Marketplace Tech
Oct 9, 2020
Facebook expands its ban of QAnon on its platforms
7 min

Facebook announced this week it was taking down any pages or groups tied to the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. Previously, the company had only removed content that encouraged violence. The outright ban is a big deal because, generally, Facebook has resisted policing any content on its platforms. So, will it work to slow the spread of baseless theories about a Satanic cult of pedophiles running the world? Amy Scott speaks with Travis View, who is the host of “The QAnon Anonymous” podcast and has been reporting on the group.

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