Patreon will get rid of accounts from ‘QAnon-dedicated developers’

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Patreon is punishing QAnon material.


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Membership website Patreon on Thursday shared an upgrade to its policies, stating it would no longer support developer accounts that “advance disinformation promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory.” QAnon is a reactionary conspiracy theory that incorrectly declares there’s a “deep state” plot versus United States President Donald Trump.

Patreon states a little number of developers on its platform have actually supported QAnon through their work. 

“Because of this, and the fact that we have seen a number of other online platforms become overrun with pages and groups actively focused around QAnon disinformation, we are taking action,” the business stated in an article. “From now on, QAnon-dedicated creators that are identified by our Policy and Trust & Safety teams will have their accounts removed from Patreon.”

Meanwhile, developers who “have propagated some QAnon content” however aren’t devoted to spreading out the false information will have the possibility to adhere to the upgraded standards. Patreon will connect to developers in the coming days to use assistance on how the brand-new policy will impact their accounts.

“This policy change applies only to creators engaged in spreading QAnon-supporting disinformation,” Patreon notes. “Simply mentioning, entertaining, reporting on, or debunking QAnon is not a violation of our guidelines. This policy update is exclusively addressing the propagation of disinformation related to QAnon.”

Social media websites consisting of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have punished QAnon material, with Facebook stating previously this month that it would remove Facebook pages, groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if posts do not consist of violent material.

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