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QAnon Website Shuts Down After N.J. Man Identified as Operator

  • Popular aggregator site received millions of monthly visitors
  • Qmap.pub’s creator is known online only as ‘QAppAnon’
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A popular website for posts about the conspiracy group QAnon abruptly shut down after a fact-checking group identified the developer as a New Jersey man.

Qmap.pub is among the largest websites promoting the QAnon conspiracy, with over 10 million visitors in July, according to web analytics firm SimilarWeb Ltd., and served as the primary archive of QAnon’s posts. The website aggregates posts by Q, the anonymous figure behind the QAnon theory, and the creator of the Qmap.pub website is known online only as “QAppAnon.”