The U.S. Federal Intelligence Report warns that proponents of conspiracy theories QAnon movement Because the movement’s false predictions have not been fulfilled, it may use violence against the Democratic Party and other political opponents.
The report was prepared by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and was released on Monday by Senator Martin Heinrich, Democrat of New Mexico. Say In December last year, he asked for “a public assessment of the threat posed by QAnon.”
The report stated that while some QAnon advocates will withdraw from the movement, others “may begin to believe…they have an obligation to shift from being a’digital soldier’ to participating in real-world violence.”
Many followers of QAnon believe that former President Donald Trump was selected to defeat a conspiracy of “deep state” liberals, who are also satan-worried cannibals who run a child sex trade gang .
In December 2020, one month before the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, I asked the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a public assessment of the threat posed by QAnon.
here it is. pic.twitter.com/th15nMQnUN
-Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) June 14, 2021
Trump’s Lost to President Joe Biden The presidential election last November disappointed some people who believed in the “storm”, which was a liquidation that assumed Trump’s enemies would be tried and executed.
most Followers of QAnon It is believed that Trump has repeatedly falsely claimed that Biden won through voter fraud, and some It has now turned to believing that Trump is the “shadow president” or that Biden’s victory is an illusion.
Monday’s report also said that as major social media companies suspended or deleted QAnon-themed accounts, many fans have turned to lesser-known platforms and discussed how to irritate new users on these platforms.
The report stated that several factors will contribute to the long-term sustainability of QAnon, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the permission of some social media companies to post about the theory, the polarization of society in the United States, and “support for QAnon’s statement.” Frequency and content” public figure Who occupies a prominent place in the core QAnon narrative”.
The report did not determine the identity of any of these public figures.
However, according to reports, Trump praised QAnon’s followers as “people who love our country” during his tenure and continued to echo a group of advisers who trust the movement. the study Written by the regulatory agency Media Matters for America.
Alex Kaplan, a senior researcher at Media Matters, found that consultants “have encouraged him to be dissatisfied with voter fraud… continue to suggest that Trump can and should be re-instructed based on these false statements.”
Media affairs Also reported Thirty-three congressional candidates “to some extent” expressed support for the QAnon theory.
Senator Heinrich of New Mexico pressed FBI Director Chris Rey in April to issue an assessment of how the government views QAnon.
“The public should know how the government assesses the threat to our country by those who will act violently based on these beliefs,” he said at the time.
The movement around QAnon has been related to political violence, especially in US Congressional Uprising on January 6.
According to a review of court records by the Associated Press, at least 20 QAnon followers have been charged with federal crimes related to the riots.
The U.S. Department of Justice arrested more than 400 people in connection with the riots. During this period Thugs supporting Trump stormed into the U.S. Capitol, Causing about 1.5 million U.S. dollars in damages and causing legislators to flee for their lives.
The incident resulted in five deaths and dozens of police officers were injured.
Some defendants argued that Trump himself provoked them, while others stated that they were just following the crowd, law enforcement allowed them to enter, or that they were victims of right-wing media inciting false information.
Some defendants’ lawyers argued that their clients were misled by QAnon.
In one case, defense attorney Christopher Davis argued that his client Douglas Jensen was the victim of an internet-driven conspiracy that was driven by “very smart people, They have a unique slight (if any) moral or social consciousness”.
Jensen “became a victim of this series of Internet-sourced information and went to the Capitol under the direction of the President of the United States to prove that he was a’true patriot'”, his lawyer said, Report Reported by the law and crime news media.