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Genesis of a Conspiracy Theory: Key Trends in QAnon Activity Since 2017   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Overview: "QAnon is a wide-ranging conspiracy theory that claims that an elite group of child-trafficking paedophiles have been ruling the world for a number of decades and that President Trump has a secret plan in place to bring this group to justice. This briefing paper provides an overview of the key trends in activity around the QAnon conspiracy theory from 2017 to 2020. Crucially it points to major spikes in QAnon activity in March 2020, suggesting both an increase in activity to promote the conspiracy theory and the spread of this conspiracy to new audiences."

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2020
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2020 ISD
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Institute for Strategic Dialogue: https://www.isdglobal.org/
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