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After booting right-wing social media app Parler from its cloud services this week, Amazon has now started removing items related to baseless cos piracy theory QAnon from its site, the New York Times reported.
Products on Amazon are often sold through third-party sellers, had more than 1,000 items related to the conspiracy as of October. Children’s Halloween costumes, books, and T-shirts with the letter “Q” or acronym “WWGIWGA,” which stands for “Where we go one, we go all.” The removal will take several days, according to the Times.
QAnon is a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that claims President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a “deep state” cabal of human traffickers. In 2019, the FBI called QAnon a potential domestic terrorism threat, and the movement has been linked to several crimes.
Amazon did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In its seller policies, Amazon states it does not allow items that “promote, incite or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.” The product removal at Amazon comes months after Etsy, Google, TikTok, and Facebook began to crack down on pages related to QAnon.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics