Coronavirus Pandemic Has Made Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon More Attractive

KEY POINTS

  • QAnon groups grew 600% between March, when the pandemic took hold, and June
  • President Trump has retweeted 200 QAnon-related missives
  • Forbes warns QAnon threatens businesses because of its ability to spread misinformation and disinformation unabated

Facebook has been busily trying to respond to criticisms it allows baseless conspiracy theories to flourish on its pages, but no matter how quickly it blocks posts...