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QAnon has receded from social media — but it’s just hiding

Since the start of the year, Twitter and Facebook have removed tens of thousands of accounts, groups and pages dedicated to the QAnon conspiracy theory. But QAnon is far from winding down. Federal intelligence officials recently warned that its adherents could commit more violence, like the deadly Capitol insurrection on January 6.

‘Mainstream media’s antipoor biases, connection to big business make people turn to social media’

Social media played a key role in catapulting former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to the presidency, a development that an ardent Duterte supporter said proved that social media has truly emerged as a “threat” to the very existence of the so-called traditional media in the near future. Social media has also become a tool of the marginalized in voicing out their frustrations to the existing social order.