An unusual conspiracy theory has risen in popularity in the United States because the pandemic, according to unique research seen by the BBC.
QAnon and its followers say that Donald Trump is here to conserve the world from a wicked cabal of paedophiles and it’s had an unexpected level of interest worldwide from Brazil to Germany, the UK and Indonesia.
And today Twitter announced it would delete 7,000 QAnon-related accounts, stating it hoped the action would assist to prevent “offline harm”.
BBC Population Correspondent Stephanie Hegarty has actually talked to QAnon fans and their households to find out why this cultish conspiracy has gotten a lot traction.
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