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Citigroup Employee Who Operated QAnon Website on Leave

  • Popular aggregator site shut down after Jason Gelinas outed
  • QMap promoted the conspiracy, had millions of visitors
An attendee holds up a QAnon sign before the start of a rally with Donald Trump in Lewis Center, Ohio in 2018.

An attendee holds up a QAnon sign before the start of a rally with Donald Trump in Lewis Center, Ohio in 2018.

Photographer: Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg
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Jason Gelinas, an employee at Citigroup Inc., has been placed on paid leave pending an internal investigation after he was identified as the operator of the most prominent website dedicated to the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Gelinas, who lives in New Jersey, was identified Sept. 10 as the operator of the website QMap.pub and its associated mobile apps by the fact-checking site Logically.ai. Since then, the website has shut down and now simply provides links to alternative websites offering information on the QAnon conspiracy.