The purge has begun.
Via NY Post:
Several Reddit communities devoted to QAnon, a collection of radical “deep state” conspiracy theories, were banned from the site Wednesday.
On the page for the “/r/greatawakening” community, Reddit says the forum — known as a subreddit — was removed for “violations of our Content Policy, specifically inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information” by its users.
Several other subreddits devoted to the conspiracy theory were also banned, according to The Verge.
QAnon began with an anonymous post on the 4chan message board claiming to be from a mole inside the US intelligence community. The conspiracy theory became infamous for spreading outrageous claims involving government agencies coordinating to thwart President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Some of the conspiracy theory’s believers are notorious for posting racist, misogynist and anti-Semitic screeds against the media, government officials and prominent Jewish figures.
In a statement to The Post, a Reddit spokesperson said: “As of September 12, /r/greatawakening has been banned due to repeated violations of the terms of our content policy. We are very clear in our site terms of service that posting content that incites violence, disseminates personal information, or harasses will get users and communities banned from Reddit.”