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Justin Hendrix
I've been very surprised at the lack of awareness on this. Definitely time for some explainers. Q is a massively successful, deranged conspiracy/entertainment brand/game with roots in prior vile conspiracies like Pizza- and Gamergate. And many Trump supporters LOVE it.
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @juliacarriew
Here is a good explainer from
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @willsommer
Here is a good explainer from
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @oneunderscore__
The popularity even spilled over into an app, Q Drops, that was downloaded many thousands of times before Apple removed it after reported on it:
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @GooglePlay
(The app is still available in the store, which seems to have no trouble with dangerous conspiracy theories alleging Hillary Clinton and Tom Hanks are pedophiles, amongst other deranged alternative realities...)
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
I had not heard this but will check it out
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
Ashley is not alone- reporters covering the White House or national politics are not normally meant to turn over rocks and look at ugly, marginal conspiracy theories closely. But this one is different.
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
Q is now a powerful subcurrent amongst Trump supporters- a community, a game, an entertainment brand, a dangerous conspiracy theory all rolled up into one- an alternative reality that creates a different, sympathetic fact base for Trump's unacceptable corruption and bigotry.
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Justin Hendrix 1 Aug 18
Replying to @isaacstanbecker
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Noah Geisel 1 Aug 18
The podcast had a good primer
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Dee Seiffer 1 Aug 18
Do you know the episode number?
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Noah Geisel 1 Aug 18
EP 122
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Dee Seiffer 1 Aug 18
Thanks!
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April 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
Here’s some insight!
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April 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
Here is another article delving into the Q-Anon “The Storm” conspiracy. FWIW, there was no storm, the predicted fallout came and went w/o the Armageddon Q predicted.
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April 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
This is also a MUST READ for those of you who don’t know what QAnon is. Crazy is an understatement. Occultist & satanic-esque would be more accurate.
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Courtney Unger 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
Common theme for Trump supporters. The types of people who gravitate towards cults. Easily duped. Dunning-Kruger effect. It makes them feel important and smart to think they are enlightened enough to be aware of the "deep state." The con artists can spot these marks a mile away.
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John Winthrop Bates 1 Aug 18
Couldn’t have picked a better explainer than .
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Eric Johnson 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
Just like most people, even those who despise Trump and the movement he's engendered, have no idea what 4Chan or GamerGate is and its relevance to our current moment.
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you really want to be following this 1 Aug 18
Replying to @justinhendrix
How about an explainer as to why people believe this nonsense?
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Patriot News 1 Aug 18
Replying to @j_furm @justinhendrix
This would be exceptionally interesting, and falls into the realm of psychology, mass psychology of crowds, cult behaviour patterns etc.
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