An internal Facebook investigation has reportedly uncovered thousands of groups and pages on the social network that support the . These groups and pages have more than 3 million members and followers, according to NBC News, which reviewed internal Facebook documents.
QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory alleging there’s a plot by the “deep state” against President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Facebook has been investigating QAnon groups and pages since at least June, according to NBC News, and may consider treating the movement similar to how it handles anti-vaccination content. Facebookthat spread misinformation about vaccines, and it excludes them from recommendations. Other social networks, including and , have also taken action against content supporting the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Asked by CNET about the NBC News report, Facebook on Tuesday said it has teams assessing its policies against QAnon and is exploring additional actions to take.
“Enforcing against QAnon on Facebook is not new: we consistently take action against accounts, Groups, and Pages tied to QAnon that break our rules,” said a Facebook company spokesperson. “Just last week, we removed a large Group with QAnon affiliations for violating our content policies, and removed a network of accounts for violating our policies against coordinated inauthentic behavior.”
Last Thursday, Facebook said it, some of which posted about various US political topics, including the upcoming November election and QAnon.