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October 14, 2020 at 6:00 am ET
12% of social media users say they have positively engaged with or posted about QAnon material.
Among various types of objectionable content, conspiracy theories drew the smallest share of social media users (47%) who agreed with that such content should be removed from platforms
As Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. clamp down on content tied to the pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon, new Morning Consult survey data indicates it won’t be an easy task.
One-quarter of social media users who have heard of QAnon say they believe the group’s conspiracy theories are at least somewhat accurate, while 12 percent said they have either engaged with or posted about QAnon content in a positive way.
The survey, which was conducted Oct. 6-8 among 2,199 U.S. adults, including 2,073 social media users, has a margin of error of 2 percentage points. Out of the wider sample, 1,000 adults say they have heard of QAnon, which has a 3-point margin of error.
QAnon members believe that a group of Democratic politicians and Hollywood moguls are part of an underground cabal that runs a child sex trafficking ring, which President Donald Trump has been secretly fighting — claims that Trump has refused to denounce.
The baseless …
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