Facebook removes groups with nearly 200,000 members after false posts

Facebook removes groups with nearly 200,000 members after false posts

Facebook on Thursday removed one of the largest public groups devoted to the QAnon web of conspiracy theories.

The group, called Official Q/Qanon and with nearly 200,000 members, had been deleted after multiple individual postings were removed for crossing the lines on bullying and harassment, hate speech, and false information that could lead to harm, a Facebook spokeswoman said.

QAnon followers espouse an intertwined series of beliefs based on anonymous web postings from someone claiming special insider knowledge of the Trump administration. The core tenet is that President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a cabal of child-sex predators including prominent Democrats, according to Reuters.

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