The platform undertook a purge that began Friday with the final blocking of the account of the US president, accused of having encouraged his supporters to disrupt the certification of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden by Congress.
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Twitter is driving the point home. The social network announced on the night of Monday to Tuesday, January 12 to have “permanently suspended” 70,000 accounts affiliated with the conspiracy movement pro Trump QAnon since Friday, to prevent them from using the social network for violent purposes, as was the case during the Capitol invasion in Washington last week.
“These accounts were sharing dangerous content associated with QAnon on a large scale,” Twitter said in a statement, adding that many people had multiple profiles.
The platform undertook a purge that began on Friday with the final blocking of the account of the US president, accused of having encouraged his supporters to disrupt the certification of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden by Congress.
The digital giants no longer let it happen
This trend is widely followed by the most important digital players. Earlier today, Amazon kicked the Talking network off its servers. The tech giant blames this social network, popular with QAnon followers and other supporters of the outgoing president, for letting problematic messages proliferate after the assault on the Capitol.
This is not the first time that the networks have tried to contain these conspirators. In early October, with the approach of the US presidential election, Facebook had deleted accounts. Twitter and YouTube had taken similar steps. But they no longer take gloves since the invasion of the Capitol, which shocked the country and tarnished its image internationally.
Also on Monday, Facebook let it be known that it would not lift the suspension of Donald Trump’s account and would withdraw all messages containing the slogan “Stop the theft”, which the American president helped to spread on social networks, in reference to the election he accuses the Democrats of having “stolen” from him .