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Colorado voting machines banned after conspiracy theorist county clerk let unauthorized person in during upgrades

The county clerk of Mesa in Colorado, Tina Peters, “could be in legal trouble” after allowing an unauthorized person into a secure facility during an “upgrade” of the county’s voting machines. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold reported that this unauthorized person then released the passwords for the underlying voting machine software online. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/08/29/colorado-voting-machines-banned-after-conspiracy-theorist-county-clerk-let-unauthorized-person-in-during-upgrades-who-then-published-their-passwords.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=colorado-voting-machines-banned-after-conspiracy-theorist-county-clerk-let-unauthorized-person-in-during-upgrades-who-then-published-their-passwords
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

Marjorie Taylor Greene Temporarily Suspended by Twitter as Congress Considers Expulsion

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, commonly known as the QAnon Congresswoman, was temporarily suspended from Twitter on Friday. The social media crackdown coincided with the introduction of a resolution to expel the congresswoman from Georgia from the House, but Twitter claims its enforcement was an error.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-temporarily-suspended-by-twitter-1846513862
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rhett Jones

When QAnon Blows Up Your Friend Group

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My ex was the first person to tell me about Q. This was near the end of 2016, and we were in the beginning stages of our relationship. I took it as us having the same, passive interest in conspiracy theories. The kind of interest where you go, “LOL sounds like a Dan Brown novel!” I laughed it off, but he dug deeper…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/when-qanon-blows-up-your-friend-group-1846137937
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joanna Nelius

Twitter purged 70,000 QAnon accounts in three days

b1ac3b50-547a-11eb-bddb-636e64647b95Twitter says it’s purged more than 70,000 accounts for spreading conspiracy theories associated with QAnon. The company first began cracking down on QAnon over the summer, but now says it ramped up its enforcement following last week’s riot at the US…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/twitter-removed-70000-qanon-accounts-020944100.html
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QAnon conspiracy bots are taking over Twitter

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Americans who seek political insight and information on Twitter should know how much of what they are seeing is the result of automated propaganda campaigns. Nearly four years after my collaborators and I revealed how automated Twitter accounts were distorting online election discussions in 2016, the situation appears to be no better. That’s despite the efforts of policymakers, technology companies, and even the public to root out disinformation campaigns on social media. In our latest study, we collected 240 million election-related tweets mentioning presidential candidates and election-related keywords, posted between June 20 and Sept. 9, 2020. We looked for activity…

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Source: https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2020/10/30/qanon-conspiracy-bots-are-taking-over-twitter/
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YouTube cracks down on QAnon videos that target individuals or groups

bc994920-0ef9-11eb-a9ff-c3d6b45a222eWith just weeks to go before the 2020 presidential election, YouTube has confirmed it is expanding efforts to crack down on harmful conspiracies being shared on its platform, with a specific focus on prohibiting “content that targets an individual or…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/youtube-qanon-crackdown-152256341.html
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