Google Removes QAnon Apps From Play Store for Violating Terms


    Google last week removed three apps related to the QAnon conspiracy theory from its Play Store digital marketplace. From a report: The apps — called QMAP, Q Alerts! and Q Alerts LITE — were taken down for violating Google’s policies against “harmful information,” the company said. The removal was earlier reported by Media Matters for America, a progressive not-for-profit. The QAnon conspiracy theory has become popular among a group of supporters of President Donald Trump. One claim is that celebrities are involved in child sex trafficking and pedophilia. Another tenet is that Trump is working to take down the so-called “Deep State,” a secret network that manipulates and controls government policy. The theory revolves around “Q,” an anonymous user who began writing about the conspiracies on imageboard site 4chan. Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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