Bloomberg’s Max Zimmerman takes us through Japan’s strain of the QAnon conspiracy.
On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol came under siege from a mob of Trump supporters, incited by the former President. The attack was condemned around the world and shone a spotlight onto the dangerous misinformation and conspiracies that fueled the riots.
One that has come under particular scrutiny is QAnon, a conspiracy that dates to 2017 and that has picked up a significant following in the U.S. But, says Bloomberg’s Max Zimmerman, the U.S. is not the only country to have followers of the QAnon conspiracy, and a fringe group of followers has also developed here in Japan.
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- QAnon’s Rise in Japan Shows Conspiracy Theory’s Global Spread (Max Zimmerman, Bloomberg)
- What drives ‘J-Anon,’ QAnon’s Japanese counterpart? (Nevin Thompson, Global Voices)
- Pro-Trump rallies in Tokyo (Jeffrey J. Hall via Twitter)
- Trump supporters rally in Tokyo against Biden’s inauguration (Reuters via The Japan Times)
- QAnon’s ‘Great Awakening’ failed to materialize. What’s next could be worse (Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian)
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