Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 19 Sep 2020

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 19 Sep 2020

QAnon theory is gaining ground on UK social media

The QAnon conspiracy theory is gathering momentum in UK, according to a study. The Guardian found that interactions on QAnon slogans shared by UK Facebook pages have increased fivefold. It says the theory, that Donald Trump is waging secret war against ritual child abusers, is propelled by “spirituality and wellness groups, vigilante ‘paedophile hunter’ networks, pre-existing conspiracy forums, local news pages, pro-Brexit campaigners and the far right”.

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