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Facebook bans all content by QAnon groups

Facebook has banned QAnon content in its fight against misinformation.

Mark Zuckerberg's app is cracking down on the far-right conspiracy group by blocking all content, unless published from an individual profile.

Facebook says QAnon represents an “identified militarized social movement,” which is prohibited under their current rules.

In an update on their website, Facebook stated: “Starting today, we will remove any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent content. This is an update from the initial policy in August that removed Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts associated with QAnon when they discussed potential violence while imposing a series of restrictions to limit the reach of other Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts associated with the movement."

It's still, however, possible for people to post about QAnon on their personal Facebook page.

They continued: “We are starting to enforce this updated policy today and are removing content accordingly, but this work will take time and need to continue in the coming days and weeks.

“We’ve been vigilant in enforcing our policy and studying its impact on the platform but we’ve seen several issues that led to today’s update. For example, while we’ve removed QAnon content that celebrates and supports violence, we’ve seen other QAnon content tied to different forms of real world harm, including recent claims that the west coast wildfires were started by certain groups, which diverted attention of local officials from fighting the fires and protecting the public.”

QAnon allege that pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trump.

But the theory is not based on fact.

In August, Facebook had closed nearly 1,000 QAnon groups.

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