"QAnon's followers broadly believe that US President Donald Trump is
waging a secret war against corrupt and child-abusing elites, including
parts of government (dubbed the "deep state") and A-list celebrities.
One supporter, a newly nominated Republican candidate, is reported to
have called the enemy in this war a "worldwide cabal of Satan-worshiping
And QAnon theorists follow an anonymous figure called "Q", who leaves
cryptic clues in internet forums about Trump's next moves in the "war".
The internet-driven conspiracy theory is becoming harder to ignore amid
the fear and economic disruption caused by the pandemic.
QAnon's reach extends beyond the US, with a growing number of
Australians being pulled into QAnon's orbit — leaving friends and family
wondering why their loved ones find this vision of the world so
comforting and persuasive."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics