QAnon: What the viral Internet conspiracy theory is really about

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If you're spending a lot of time online these days - and thanks to the pandemic, many of us are - you've probably heard of QAnon, the sprawling Internet conspiracy theory that has taken hold among some of President Donald Trump's supporters.

But unless you're very online, you likely still have questions about what exactly is going on.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 23, 2020, with the headline QAnon: What the viral Internet conspiracy theory is really about. Subscribe