In the deeper, darker corners of the internet, a complex and complicated conspiracy theory has been fomenting for some months now.
The theory revolves around a shadowy internet poster who has some alleged ties deep within the Trump administration. His posts, often formed as a series of seemingly nonsensical questions, are then dissected and spun by his followers, who align the messages with real-life events to further prove their hypotheses.
There is little evidence of Qanon’s alleged connection to the White House outside of these fan-concocted confirmations.
The theory has been so pervasive, in fact, that some social media sites have censored discussion of the subject, which has pushed believers in Qanon to leave breadcrumbs for one another when and where they can. This came to a head this week on CNN.
The head of the New York Police Department’s second-largest police union gave a television interview Friday afternoon while sitting in front of a mug emblazoned with QAnon imagery and slogans.
The mug was positioned behind Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, during a roughly seven-minute interview on the Fox News show “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
The mug behind Mullins featured the word “QANON” and the hashtag #WWG1WGA, which stands for “where we go one, we go all,” a popular slogan among QAnon supporters. At the center of the mug was a large letter Q, which refers to a supposed government insider who, according to QAnon supporters, posts cryptic clues on the Internet about the “deep state.”
This is yet another incident that will be sure to rouse the Qanon faithful.
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