YouTube really hates QAnon.
You have to ask yourself why….
Let me explain.
Let's say I put out a bunch of videos saying Grass is Purple.
Let's say I keep saying it, over and over.
I make 50 videos about it.
What would happen?
Most people would just say I'm a nut, right?
They would ignore it.
YouTube would not need to put a disclaimer under my video saying "Actually, Grass is Green, here's a link to some propaganda on Wikipedia so you can learn more."
Yet that's exactly what they do with QAnon.
If it's all just nonsense, why not just ignore it?
Because it's not.
Because it's hitting REALLY close to the truth and the disinformation campaign is in full swing.
Check out this video made by this lovely lady that got a big fat disclaiming and link to Wikipedia so you can read some propaganda right under the video:
And here's what Wikipedia will tell you:
US Vice-President Mike Pence with members of the SWAT team of Broward County, Florida, on November 30, 2018; the man at the left of the image is displaying a red and black "Q" patch used by believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory. The photo was tweeted, removed, and then substituted in Pence's feed.
Detail from photo showing the QAnon patch. The black-and white patch to the left has been reported to be that of the SWAT team. Regulations forbid wearing either patch, and the deputy was reprimanded and removed from the SWAT team as a result.
QAnon[a] (/ˌkjuːəˈnɒn/) is a far-right conspiracy theory[b] alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling against the cabal, and that Trump is planning a day of reckoning known as "the Storm" in which thousands of members of the cabal will be arrested. No part of the theory is based on fact.
Although preceded by similar viral conspiracies such as Pizzagate, the theory proper began with an October 2017 post on the anonymous imageboard 4chan by "Q", who was presumably an American individualbut most likely has become a group of people. Q claimed to have access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States. NBC News found that three people took the original Q post and expanded it across multiple media platforms to build internet followings for profit. QAnon was preceded by several similar anonymous 4chan posters, such as FBIAnon, HLIAnon (High-Level Insider), CIAAnon, and WH Insider Anon.
Q has accused many liberal Hollywood actors, Democratic politicians, and high-ranking officials of being members of the cabal. Q also claimed that Trump feigned conspiracy with Russians to enlist Robert Muellerto join him in exposing the ring and preventing a coup d'état by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros. "Q" is a reference to the Q clearance used by the U.S. Department of Energy.
QAnon adherents began appearing at Trump reelection campaign rallies in August 2018. Bill Mitchell, a broadcaster who promotes QAnon, attended a White House "social media summit" in July 2019.QAnon believers commonly tag their social media posts with the hashtag #WWG1WGA, signifying the motto "Where We Go One, We Go All". At an August 2019 rally, a man warming up the crowd before Trump spoke used the QAnon motto, later denying that it was a QAnon reference. This occurred hours after the publication of a report that the FBI had determined QAnon to be a potential source of domestic terrorism, the first time the agency had so rated a fringe conspiracy theory. According to analysis conducted by Media Matters, as of August 2020, Trump had amplified QAnon messaging at least 216 times by retweeting or mentioning 129 QAnon-affiliated Twitter accounts, sometimes multiple times a day.
Into 2020, the number of QAnon adherents was unclear, but they had a large presence on social media. In June 2020, Q exhorted followers to take a "digital soldiers oath", and many did, using the Twitter hashtag #TakeTheOath. In July 2020, Twitter banned thousands of QAnon-affiliated accounts and changed its algorithms to reduce the theory's spread. A Facebook internal analysis reported in August found millions of followers across thousands of groups and pages; Facebook acted to remove and restrict QAnon activity later that month. Followers had also migrated to dedicated message boards such as EndChan and 8kun, where they organized to wage information warfare to influence the 2020 elections.
Yeah, again, I just gotta ask....if QAnon is so kooky, why not just ignore it?
I think we all know the answer.