The media's false narrative that Q is a violent movement has been used by Facebook to justify the removal of thousands of users, pages, and groups. For some, the cost of discussing Q on social media has come at a high price. His posts about Q on Twitter cost Texas Assistant Attorney General, Nick Moutos, his job.
Most candidates aim to highlight the good their ideas would be for the community. You know, like improving schools or expanding healthcare access.That's not the case with QAnon-obsessed Marjorie Taylor Greene. https://t.co/ea41DtGMIt — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 4, 2020
Many of my friends on Twitter have large followings. Conservative influencers tend to have a lot of followers who support Q. Some realize that if they attack Q, they risk alienating their followers. Knowing this, many have chosen not to weigh in on Q publicly. Others have admitted they don't follow Q, but they've refrained from attacking the movement. They understand that we're on the same side. They know that being friendly to the Q community will increase their visibility. There is little to gain and much to lose by expressing hostility toward Q.
@mediamatters considers QAnon & any supporters #ViolentExtremists My support for #1A & against #Censorship & #Purging of Q followers & supporters was used as a reason to terminate my employment. #FreedomOfSpeechMatters pic.twitter.com/MKXB4ZdzWW— Nick Moutos (@votenickmoutos) September 3, 2020
The above tweet was not published directly to Twitter but from the social media app Hootsuite. Whoever was in charge of Solomon's account that day seems to have sent the tweet without checking to see how it was being received on Twitter. The rest of the day, his account was bombarded with negative comments from Q followers who would normally be supportive of him but had suddenly turned against him.
House lawmakers draft bipartisan resolution condemning QAnon and its ‘conspiracy theories’ | Just The Newshttps://t.co/csaoln106e — John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 26, 2020
WHERE WE GO ONE, WE GO ALL! pic.twitter.com/HaUwhOJuhH— ENoCH (@elenochle) September 6, 2020