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Following the Jan 6th attack on the Capitol, social media platforms began purging users.

What Data Show About Censorship of Conservatives and the Part of the Story We’re Missing

An examination of the social media purge following the Jan 6th attack on the Capitol

E. Rosalie
Jan 16 · 17 min read
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Whether we agree with conservatives, if they’re being censored, that should concern us all.

Total Twitter Users: 321,000,000
Accounts Removed: 70,000
Percent Removed: 0.02% of users

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Total Facebook Users: 2,700,000,000
Accounts Removed: 1,100,000
Percent Removed: 0.4% of users

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Coronavirus misinformation: quantifying sources and themes in the COVID-19 infodemic

What Impact Has the Purge Had on Social Media?

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Take the quiz to see how you score.

Lies fly around the world before the truth finds its shoes:

Purges from the Past

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Omega Kingdom Ministries mixes QAnon theories and biblical references.

Yes, Conservatives Have Been Censored But It’s Not Because They Are Conservative. That Matters.

No, Conspiracy Beliefs and Extremism Aren’t Exclusive to Conservativism, but Qanon Largely Is. We Must Face That.

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Qanon Has Polluted Information Sharing Rapidly

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Not all conservatives believe in Qanon. Not all believers understand the claims are false or how they tie to domestic extremism.

Ideology doesn’t stay neatly sorted.

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Climate NASA website. It will never stop being ridiculous that politicians pretend climate change is a debate before turning around and funding military and government research into solving the problem.

Qanon, a Domestic Terror Threat Recognized by the FBI and DHS, Has Reached the Highest Offices.

Chad Wolf is AS1: Acting Secretary
Neumann: former Deputy Chief of Homeland Security | Olivia Troye, VP Pence’s Homeland Security Advisor | The Bulwark: an outlet by conservatives who refused to compromise on ethics to support Trump in 2016
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Threat Assessment on Domestic Extremism procured by Defense One

The Cost of Q

Whoever they were before is gone:

Qanon, Snatching the Souls and Sense Around the World

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Image Series: Bellingcat

Without Qanon, Ms. Babbitt would likely be alive. That should concern us all, but especially conservatives, because they are the ones most likely to lose family members to this movement.

It can happen to anyone.

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Steve Hassan, a former Moonie, and expert in undue influence

If we are to stand a chance, we will have to work together.

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