FBI says that conspiracy theories like QAnon could fuel extremist violence

FBI says that conspiracy theories like QAnon could fuel extremist violence

The QAnon conspiracy theory is based on posts by an anonymous user on the 4chan and 8chan websites. FBI has identified the conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorism threat and believes that these stories will spread and drive extremists to carry out violent acts. The bureau urges social media companies to crack down on the related content to lessen the threat.

Natalie Eden
Natalie Eden
Highlander
Highlander 6 months

At worse, Qanon is harmless conspiracy. However, if Qanon is real then he/she/they are very high up in military intelligence. Either way, there is no reason for this declaration from the FBI. The FBI are obviously afraid and are attempting to denounce Qanon because they know the myth is actually real. I have never particularly been a believer in the Qanon conspiracy, but this particular announcement by the FBI has certainly pushed me more toward believing the conspiracy is real.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 6 months

This is just amazing, FBI going after Trump for years over lies, but a random guy on the internet talking about mainly democrats, and suddenly he's a terrorist, yeah there's no bias in the FBI is there...

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 6 months

I never cared about Qanon, but now it seems they might be on to something if the FBI is so rilled up.

Egguardo Soufflez
Egguardo Soufflez 6 months

Of course the FBI are threatened by "conspiracy theories"! They've been running an obvious conspiracy against the President and his supporters for the last three years.

Kurt
Kurt 6 months

They should be more concerned about antifa

Brandon Spears
Brandon Spears 6 months

I'm sorry I'm gonna have to call the FBI out on this one. There are people who literally believe and spread misinformation of how vaccinations cause autism and end up screwing a lot of kids and people up as a result that has caused death but you're gonna go after Qanon?! Has there at least been one person killed by believing anything in Qanon?

Milkshake
Milkshake 6 months

How's Deep State a conspiracy? The same tactic Putin uses is also used by plenty of familiar faces in the US government to retain their positions for a lifetime through placeholders and BS loophole titles despite what should be a cycling system. It's a logical byproduct of IQ and taste of power combined.

SimonR
SimonR 6 months

It's pizza time

F G
F G 6 months

Does that mean they are shutting down CNN and MSNBC? I mean, they are the biggest propagators of fake news and conspiracies

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 6 months

Honestly the best thing the FBI could do is ignore Qanon if they were worried about people taking it seriously. Now they have labelled it a threat it gives them credibility, considering how much Q wants to see organisations like the FBI/CIA reformed. I have been on the fence about what Q actually is, but honestly this just gave me a little push in the Q direction being legit.

Robert Talbot
Robert Talbot 6 months

Funny the FBI is saying this in the run up to Epstein getting prosecuted and spilling the beans on his pedo friends. Almost like they’ve got something to hide.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 6 months

Conspiracy theories may lead to the discovery of actual conspiracies.

Innerparty
Innerparty 6 months

Wow, at this point Qanon has more credibility than the FBI.

Moogle Joestar
Moogle Joestar 6 months

Fuck off FBI Freedom of speech

jan morgan Froynes
jan morgan Froynes 6 months

Not well read on the subject, anyone care to explain what/who Qanon is?

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 6 months

There is nothing wrong with Q WWG1WGA

(Arcamean)
(Arcamean) 6 months

4chan terrorists!? What the hell are they smoking over there... 4channers are too busy arguing about anime titties.

ShivatheObserver
ShivatheObserver 6 months

What did the pizza do tho?

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 6 months

Just because they are anonymous those conspiracy theories are dangerous.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 6 months

Doesn't the FBI go on the chans and egg people on to try to get them to actually commit crimes?

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