And speaking out against child exploitation, no matter your politics, is far from an objectionable stance.
“It’s probably one of the key things that’s attractive about QAnon,” said Marc-André Argentino, a doctoral student at Concordia University who studies QAnon’s social media presence.
“Everyone agrees that child trafficking is very bad, and the argument QAnon makes is, ‘If you’re against us talking about this, you’re in favor of child trafficking.’”.
Sometimes, QAnon followers spin factual information in a way that serves their aims.
Other times, the strategy involves latching on to conspiracy theories and inserting QAnon talking points.
The conspiracy theory went viral, and QAnon believers began sprinkling in their own supposedly incriminating details.
These allegations merged in the popular imagination, and soon unsuspecting people were sharing wild conspiracy theories that came straight from QAnon orthodoxy. »