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We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. In line with this approach, this week we are taking further action on so-called ‘QAnon’ activity across the service.
8:00 PM · Jul 21, 2020Twitter Web App

Twitter Safety
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We will permanently suspend accounts Tweeting about these topics that we know are engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension — something we’ve seen more of in recent weeks.
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In addition, we will:

No longer serve content and accounts associated with QAnon in Trends and recommendations

Work to ensure we’re not highlighting this activity in search and conversations

Block URLs associated with QAnon from being shared on Twitter

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Twitter Safety
@TwitterSafety

These actions will be rolled out comprehensively this week. We will continue to review this activity across our service and update our rules and enforcement approach again if necessary.
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As we work at scale to protect the public conversation in the face of evolving threats, we’ll continue to lead with transparency and offer more context on our efforts.
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Randall Stevens
@mrchambersblog

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I really don’t like or follow QAnon, but this is totally outrageous and targeted squarely at one side of the political spectrum. What will be your criteria for bans? A mention? The term “QAnon?” This is draconian.

Slow Walkin
@LouReed332

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Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news via

Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown
The company will classify of QAnon as coordinated harmful activity in part due to an uptick in harassment targeting high-profile critics of President Donald Trump.
nbcnews.com