Skip to comments.Reddit has banned the QAnon conspiracy subreddit r/GreatAwakening
Posted on 09/12/2018 1:17:25 PM PDT by Coronal
Reddit has banned its subreddit devoted to QAnon conspiracy theories, stating that it violated rules against inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information. NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny tweeted about the ban of r/GreatAwakening earlier today. Its the second high-profile purge of a QAnon subreddit a board called r/CBTS_stream was banned in March for repeatedly violating Reddit guidelines. Some of the subreddits users have regrouped on Reddit clone Voat, which takes a more hands-off approach to moderation.
The QAnon conspiracy theory, which is based around cryptic internet comments from an anonymous poster known as Q, began on 4chan and 8chan but has incubated on Reddit. (A Vox analysis found user overlap with pro-Trump subreddits and more general conspiracy subreddits, among other boards.) Its a fringe conspiracy theory, but it has a few high-profile supporters like Roseanne Barr, and its adherents have made real-life appearances at Trump rallies. One apparent QAnon proponent was arrested after blocking the Hoover Dam in June.
Were not sure exactly what was behind todays ban of r/GreatAwakening, as well as the QAnon backup subreddits r/The_GreatAwakening and r/thegreatawakening, both of which were apparently shut down for inciting harassment. However, it comes just a day after Reddit banned the popular Million Dollar Extreme subreddit for inciting violence. Reddit has previously banned the thematically related Pizzagate conspiracy subreddit. And The New York Times Magazine published an article about QAnon yesterday, which may have put extra focus on r/GreatAwakening although QAnon has gotten plenty of media coverage already.
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Ummm.... I am not a Qanon fan.... but could Reddit please give me just one example of it inspiring violence? I bet not.
So Q jettisons Sessions and then Reddit dumps Q?
Yes, true. I cant find Q today. Qanon.pub is choked down, as well as the qanon link at bitbucket and, of course, Reddit.
Ask yourself. Why?
Q is suppose to be a punch line, right? Now, a violent threat?
Some highly placed = Panic > full blown.
Some choose not to spend their time this way.
We are losing our voice.
Q still supports Sessions.
The Great Internet Purge is being implemented. Expect a rapidly accelerating scrubbing of non-leftist content. You will be told how to vote.
“So Q jettisons Sessions and then Reddit dumps Q?”
Ha! Things that make you say hmmmmmmmm for 2000 alex.
Has Reddit banned the Bible yet?
Thank you, very much. However, even your kindly sent link is only two drops and then freezes in place. Same with qanon.pub. Two drops and frozen scrolling. I cant reach a whole thread of Q posts. However, Im on a cell phone.
Deep State has a heart beat.
Not surprising, they have been fishing for a reason.
I think this leaves The_Donald as the last of the pro-Trump Reddit forums and they will ban T_D once they get a chance.
Let me just check the calendar.
Oh, less than 8 weeks to the November election...