July 23, 2020 | BBC

QAnon, coronavirus and the conspiracy cult

Aoife Gallagher makes her BBC debut on this video report about QAnon, coronavirus and the conspiracy cult.

“A bizarre conspiracy theory has surged in popularity in the US since the pandemic, according to exclusive research seen by the BBC.
QAnon and its believers say that Donald Trump is here to save the world from an evil cabal of paedophiles and it’s had a surprising level of interest around the world from Brazil to Germany, the UK and Indonesia.”

This report is supported by ISD research from Aoife Gallagher, Jacob Davey and Mackenzie Hart.
You can find their report on key trends in Qanon activity here: The Genesis of a Conspiracy Theory

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