NBC tells us that it’s all in the branding:
Facing crackdowns from tech companies that limit the reach of their content, leaders in the QAnon conspiracy theory movement have been urging their followers to drop the “QAnon” label from their wide-ranging conspiracy theories and simply refer to their fight against a fictitious cabal of powerful baby-eating politicians without their increasingly problematic branding.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry that these nuts see it as a branding problem, like if they just lifestyle their Q-Spiracy theory a little more slickly, well, they can continue to bring down the Satanist, baby-eating pedophile sex rings being run in the non-existent basements of local pizza parlors.
So what’s the plan, you ask?
“Deploy camouflage. Drop all references re: ‘Q’ ‘Qanon’ etc. to avoid ban/termination,” the Q account wrote. “_censorship install. Algos [sniffers] bypass.”
Some high-profile QAnon influencers with hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers took their Twitter accounts down and scrubbed all mentions of QAnon in an effort to avoid a ban.
“I’m still active on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, but the information I provide there will change. It must be camouflaged,” said one prominent QAnon influencer in a post to his followers. “Despite these changes, I want you to know my source has not changed.”
“It’s still the voices in my head,” the influencer whispered, rocking back and forth.