A software program allegedly identified the individuals behind the controversial QAnon movement, leading to conspiracies that are hard to believe.
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This movement began back in 2017, claiming that the U.S. government is “evil.” Of course, the majority of Americans did not believe this claim.
However, QAnon could attract some followers, which led to various theories and conspiracies about COVID-19 and other sensitive topics.
Now, some experts used machine learning tech and discovered that two men are actually behind the QAnon movement.
Software Program Identifies QAnon’s Authors?
According to The New York Times‘ latest report, Paul Furber, a South African software expert, and another man named Ron Watkins started the QAnon movement.
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Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up their phones with messages referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory at a campaign rally at Las Vegas Convention Center on February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The upcoming Nevada Democratic presidential caucus will be held February 22.
However, both of them denied this accusation, saying that it is not “Q.” On the other hand, a software program that analyzed the Q texts showed some high accuracy percentages that both of these guys are the ones behind the Q movement.
Computer experts backed this finding, saying that the writings of Watkins have 99% match writing accuracy. Meanwhile, Furber’s writings are 98% similar to the Q writings.
Aside from the software program, some French computer experts also used an artificial intelligence tech that works just like the current facial-recognition software models. This tech also showed that Furber and Watkins are the authors of the QAnon movement.
If you want to see further details about the other AI that identified the two individuals, you can visit this link.
What is QAnon?
BBC previously explained that the QAnon movement claims that the former U.S. President Donald Trump is fighting against the bad people in the government, media, and the business sector.
Now, this theory led to other conspiracies that don’t have strong proof. These include the already debunked conspiracies that were spread by QAnon believers back in 2020, such as “COVID-19 is a Chinese bioweapon.”
But, officials and other experts have already urged the U.S. residents to avoid spreading the controversial conspiracies since they are proofless.
In other news, 7,000 Twitter accounts linked to the QAnon movement were banned in 2020.
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