How to respond to the QAnon threat | Brookings

By Pamela Paresky, Alex Goldenberg, Denver Riggleman, and Jacob N. Shapiro
January 20, 2021
On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020, a mob of conspiracy theorists left their online world and appeared in person in Washington, D.C., to take part in a violent insurrection. Encouraged by then-President Donald Trump, who, they believed, was to lead their revolution, QAnon conspiracists, along with other far-right elements, were at the violent vanguard. Many of those who stormed the Capitol appear to have believed that they were bringing about “The Storm,” a day of reckoning for the members of an alleged Satanic cabal who “stole” the election from their messianic leader, according to Q mythology.


Source: How to respond to the QAnon threat | Brookings

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