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QANON - ABOUT THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW FAR-RIGHT MOVEMENT
QANON - ABOUT THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW FAR-RIGHT MOVEMENT

Author(s): Iulian Dinulescu
Subject(s): Media studies, International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Civil Society, Governance, Security and defense, Developing nations, Social Informatics, Globalization, Geopolitics, Politics and Identity, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: QAnon; right-wing extremism; conspiracies; violence; hatred; propaganda; online;

Summary/Abstract: Starting with 2017, a new far-right movement has emerged worldwide, known as QAnon. The point of departure or appearance was in the United States and developed on some conspiracy theories about the existence of a global elite that sacrifices children in satanic rituals. From here, the range of conspiracy theories subsumed to the ideas that form a so-called ideology of the QAnon movement, being connected to the phenomenon and other theories such as the existence of conspiracies regarding the Covid-19 pandemic or the implementation of the fifth generation in telecommunications system technology known as 5G.This article will highlight the accelerated trend of QAnon movement expansion, propagation and the scale of the phenomenon, their ideology as well as the violence perpetrated by followers through qualitative and quantitative online content analysis.

  • Issue Year: XIV/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 94-105
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English