YouTube joins move to curb QAnon

YouTube stepped up to prevent QAnon from harassing and targeting people according to its conspiracy theories. Content inciting violence will be deep sixed although other QAnon content will remain. Facebook, Pinterest and Peloton are among other platforms to ban QAnon content. (The Verge, October 15, 2020, by Julia Alexander)

YouTube will ban “content that threatens or harasses someone by suggesting they are complicit” in such make-believe theories as the one claiming that Democrats and celebrities were operating a sex-trafficking ring from the basement of a Washington pizza restaurant. QAnon first gained currency by running documentaries on its core beliefs in YouTube videos. (The New York Times, October 15, 2020, by Kevin Rose)

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