As QAnon spreads, social media companies finally step up

NBC News reported that “Twitter will stop recommending accounts and content related to QAnon, including material in email and follow recommendations, and it will take steps to limit circulation of content in features like trends and search. The action will affect about 150,000 accounts, said a spokesperson.”

Twitter’s social media rival Facebook is lagging behind. Facebook told The New York Times it was preparing to take similar action. But a Facebook company spokesperson told Rantt Media there are no specific updates yet and shared the company’s statement on its approach:

“We take action against accounts, Groups, and Pages tied to QAnon that break our rules. Just last week, we removed a large Group with QAnon affiliations for violating our content policies, and removed a network of accounts for violating our policies against coordinated inauthentic behavior. We have teams assessing our policies against QAnon and are currently exploring additional actions we can take.”