Twitter announced on Monday that they banned 70,000 accounts sharing “QAnon content” following the protest at the Capitol.
Of course, it goes without saying that they did not do the same for accounts sharing Black Lives Matter content during the deadly riots last year.
Twitter said in a statement that the mass censorship is “to protect the conversation on our service from attempts to incite violence, organize attacks, and share deliberately misleading information about the election outcome.”
“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. Given the violent events in Washington, DC, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content on Friday afternoon,” the blog post stated.
The platform added that the accounts “were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory.”