Internal Facebook investigation found millions of users involved with QAnon theory: report

An internal Facebook investigation uncovered thousands of groups and pages with millions of members and followers supporting the QAnon conspiracy theory, NBC News reported Monday

According to the report, the top 10 groups had more than a million members between them while the remaining groups and pages pushed the total figure past 3 million.

However, the report did not make clear how many users were members of multiple pages.

The Hill has reached out to Facebook for comment on the reported results.

The QAnon theory posits that President Trump and the military are working together to expose a shadowy cabal of figures in media, entertainment and politics that currently run the world and a massive child trafficking scheme.

The theory, which has evolved to include dozens of other conspiracies under its wide umbrella, has grown massively online in the last few years on places like Facebook.

The FBI labeled the loose community a potential domestic terror threat last year.

QAnon has entered the mainstream this last year, with multiple Republican Congressional candidates that have expressed support for the theory winning their primaries.

Facebook is now expected to act on the QAnon content they have found on the platform, NBC News reports citing internal documents and current employees.

Twitter last month banned thousands of accounts affiliated with the theory.

The platform has also pledged to exclude accounts and content tied to QAnon from email, push or follow recommendations.

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