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Facebook Removes Hundreds of QAnon Groups, Limits Thousands More

  • Facebook bans 790 groups, 100 pages linked to conspiracy group
  • More accounts and pages with ties to Antifa also removed
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Facebook Inc. has removed or restricted hundreds of Pages, accounts and Groups from its main social network and Instagram that are linked to the far-right conspiracy group QAnon, saying the accounts violate a newly expanded version of its policy regarding “dangerous individuals and organizations.”

As part of the update, the company said it will forbid groups that have “demonstrated significant risks to public safety” from using Facebook’s products to discuss violence. The company removed more than 790 Groups, 100 Pages and 1,500 ads tied to QAnon from Facebook as a result. The company also added restrictions to over 1,950 QAnon Groups and 440 Pages on Facebook and more than 10,000 accounts on Instagram, its photo-sharing app, which block them from running ads or appearing in search results.