Unwelcome On Facebook, Twitter, QAnon Followers Flock To Fringe Sites

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After social media platforms cracked down on the baseless QAnon conspiracy, adherents are scrambling to find other ways to communicate. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

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January brought a one-two punch that should have knocked out the fantastical, false QAnon conspiracy theory.

After the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the social media platforms that had long allowed the falsehoods to spread like wildfire — namely Twitter, Facebook and YouTube — got more aggressive in cracking down on accounts promoting QAnon.

Just two weeks later, Joe Biden was inaugurated president. That stunned those adherents who believed,

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Unwelcome On Facebook, Twitter, QAnon Followers Flock To Fringe Sites

Enlarge this image After social media platforms cracked down on the baseless QAnon conspiracy, adherents are scrambling to find...