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As QAnon grew, Facebook and Twitter missed years of warning signs about the conspiracy theory’s violent nature

When an article on Facebook detailed a QAnon conspiracy theory about a “16-Year Plan to Destroy America,” commenters demanded death for those supposedly involved, including former president Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Some Facebook commenters were specific in their calls for justice: “Firing squad—by SHOTGUN!” Others just craved speed: […]