The Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong talks to Anushka Asthana about the rise of QAnon, an on-line conspiracy principle. QAnon followers believe that that the globe is operate by a mystery cabal of Satan-worshipping Democrats and Hollywood celebrities who are engaged in wide-scale baby trafficking, paedophilia and cannibalism.
Irrespective of there remaining no proof to support any of the statements, the visibility of the movement has surged. In current weeks, Donald Trump has praised QAnon followers, a QAnon-backing applicant has all but certain her election to Congress in November, and the #SaveTheChildren hashtag marketing campaign has released QAnon to tens of millions of opportunity new recruits. Julia discusses why the conspiracy principle is attaining traction, not just in the US but all around the globe, which include in the British isles.