QAnon: Moving into Mainstream

Since late 2017, the QAnon conspiracy theory has evolved from a series of 4chan posts to a following of hundreds of thousands worldwide that believe President Donald Trump is waging a secret war against Satan-worshipping pedophiles in media, politics, and Hollywood. In 2019, the FBI described “Q” supporters as a domestic terrorism threat. QAnon supporters use various social platforms to coordinate online campaigns and spread disinformation and conspiracy theories to a global audience.

In this report, ActiveFence shares a glimpse into QAnon forums and groups to provide insight into their global networks, beliefs, and tactics, and to track migration across platforms.