Social media crackdown continues after siege of US Capitol

Social media platforms are continuing to crack down on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy and Facebook is removing posts and content fraudulently claiming that the U.S. election was stolen as social media companies scramble to rein in harmful activity ahead of the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.

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Twitter, in Widening Crackdown, Removes Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts
Twitter on Monday said that it had removed more than 70,000 accounts that promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory in recent days, as the company widened its crackdown on content that could incite violence after barring President Trump from its service last week.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/technology/twitter-removes-70000-qanon-accounts.html

Twitter purged more than 70,000 accounts affiliated with QAnon following Capitol riot
Twitter said late Monday it purged more than 70,000 accounts affiliated with conspiracy theory QAnon following the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/11/trump-twitter-ban/

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