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From Trolling To Fleecing: Co-Creator Of Q Hoax Explains Its Scary Evolution
The Federalist ^ | October 29, 2018 | Georgi Boorman

Posted on 10/29/2018 8:37:17 AM PDT by detective

A little less than a year after the first QAnon post, which has since led hundreds of thousands of news junkies down a conspiracy rabbit hole, news correspondent Jack Posobiec from One America News Network spoke with one of the co-originators of the “Q” persona who runs a group of individuals posing as a high-level government intelligence officer. On an anonymous “free speech” platform called 8Chan, they leave thousands of riddles, “clues,” odd questions, and cryptic lines as bread crumbs for their followers to help them in their search for truth.

Many major media outlets have overviewed the nest of conspiracy theories nurtured within Q followers. While many have speculated about who is behind Q and how it came to exist, thanks to Posobiec’s extensive research and the confession of a co-creator who goes by the pseudonym “Microchip,” we now know, with a high degree of certainty, the real origin story of QAnon.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: conspiracytheories; cult; hoax; hoaxes; microchip; oan; posobiec; q; qanon; qers; queers; wishfulthinking
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Some Freepers follow "Q".

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1 posted on 10/29/2018 8:37:17 AM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Is the information valuable, regardless to whether there is actually a “Q” or not ?


2 posted on 10/29/2018 8:40:46 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: detective; bagster

Among other things doxing the creators of WeThePeople soapbox is despicable.


3 posted on 10/29/2018 8:40:48 AM PDT by AU72
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To: detective
I really liked all the code words used.


4 posted on 10/29/2018 8:40:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: detective

I like One America News.


5 posted on 10/29/2018 8:41:12 AM PDT by Delta 21 ( individuals who both shot LaVoy Finicum in the back at close range)
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To: detective

I remember VERY VERY early in Trumps Presidency, Q saying Wray and Sessions may not be “agents of change”. It was thoughtful insight at the time. There were others, but Q made some good points in between the drops.


6 posted on 10/29/2018 8:41:26 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: detective

Just because I’m paranoid, it does not mean that people aren’t plotting against me.


7 posted on 10/29/2018 8:42:10 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: detective

My brother was really into Q. I thought a couple of Q posts were interesting, but I learned a long time ago to not trust such nonsense. I look for a verifiable prediction. When it proves to be false, I ignore everything else they say.


8 posted on 10/29/2018 8:43:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: detective

Microchip was shown to be a larp on Gab, but wait, Gab is offline now, so you can’t check his sordid history...hmmm


9 posted on 10/29/2018 8:44:35 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight of Faith")
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Microchip implored Q followers to wake up. “QAnon is not resolving problems. There is no mysterious agency dispatch B to come save you riding in on a white horse like one would believe. But the idea is that you have to get out and you have to actually do stuff because QAnon is not going to save you…you gotta go out and vote, you gotta go out and do activism. You can’t just sit at home and hope that these magical guys behind the scenes are going to magically save the USA because they’re not there.” Words to live by.
10 posted on 10/29/2018 8:47:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (I lie to pollsters......................ALL Of THEM!...................)
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To: detective

“Microchip’s” claim to be Q Anon has been irrefutably debunked.


11 posted on 10/29/2018 8:49:10 AM PDT by sourcery (Non Aquiesco: "I do not consent" (Latin))
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I’m glad to hear the Qwackjobs are donating money.

It’s good to have a tax on stupidity.


12 posted on 10/29/2018 8:49:42 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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Hmmm.... I always thought that Q was the ghost of Quiddam


13 posted on 10/29/2018 8:52:56 AM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Invade Hondouras. Provide a military government)
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To: sourcery

Source/link?..................


14 posted on 10/29/2018 8:55:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (I lie to pollsters......................ALL Of THEM!...................)
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To: detective

I love Q, it’s the ultimate i-Q test. I know who to disregard quickly. These people are stupid!


15 posted on 10/29/2018 8:55:53 AM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: bert

“Hmmm.... I always thought that Q was the ghost of Quiddam”

Q is Barron Trump.


16 posted on 10/29/2018 8:56:21 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (EVERYONE IS UNIQUE! JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You’ll find Q Deep in the Hurtgen Forest


17 posted on 10/29/2018 8:58:22 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: detective
I regard "Q" as an almost inevitable result of a public that has been raised on conspiracy-themed entertainment for decades. From the film "JFK" to "The X-Files" and down to the present, generations have been fed entertainment which is based on the premise that our own government is deeply involved in conspiracies, cover-ups, crime, and deception.

Meanwhile, in the real-world, our politicians and intelligence agencies have been shown to have engaged in shady practices, corruption, and dubious instances of international intrigue that have been masked from the public. Then there is also actual incompetence, which people are often unwilling to explain as mere incompetence!

So we are condition both by the real world and the world of entertainment - as well as the traditional American skepticism of government - to give conspiracy theories a hearing.
18 posted on 10/29/2018 9:00:36 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: detective

Snore
Just read free republic
Q R S T. Whatever


19 posted on 10/29/2018 9:01:46 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: detective

It’s about time someone revealed the inanity of following “Q”.

There are certain “tells” a phony gives away, but the easiest to see is when you are being asked to follow a rabbit hole expecting some future big reward (revelation); and the only rewards are the ones the rabbit hole creator is earning, in fame or money.


20 posted on 10/29/2018 9:02:21 AM PDT by Wuli
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