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In October 2017, “Q” materialized from the internet message board 4chan. Beginning with a thread titled “Calm Before the Storm”, Q presented himself as a government insider with top security clearance who was aware of a secret struggle for power involving Donald Trump, the “deep state”, Robert Mueller, the Clintons, pedophile rings, and more.

Since then, Q has “continued to drop ‘breadcrumbs’ on 4chan and 8chan, fostering a ‘QAnon’ community devoted to decoding Q’s messages and understanding the real truth about, well, everything.” A large population has started to not only follow the Q conspiracies, but also started to believing in them, It has gotten so far that followers are holding QAnon and Q posters at Trump rallies.

From Time Magazine:

“‘It’s a movement, man. It’s the shift. I can feel it coming,’ one Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania rally-goer told CNN on Thursday. ‘Some call it the great awakening,’ he added.

The theory, which originated from anonymous messages posted online, purports to explain everything from the sinking of the Titanic to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, weaving them into a grand narrative where President Donald Trump is a secret mastermind – and hero.

“QAnon’s online clues — called ‘breadcrumbs’ — are so vague, they can be hard to follow,” the Time Magazine article continued. “But there has been no evidence to prove them.”

QAnon devotees function on social media using hashtags such as  #Qanon, #8chan, #QAnons, #FollowTheWhiteRabbit, #Pedogate, #PizzaGate and