Who’s behind the QAnon conspiracy theory, and are they hiding in plain sight?

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Q — of QAnon — is the supposed anonymous government official dropping hints online about a vast criminal conspiracy involving Democrats and liberal elites. Image by skeeze from Pixabay

Who is the person fueling QAnon, one of the most insidious and damaging conspiracy theories in American political history? Q is the supposed anonymous government official dropping hints online about a vast criminal conspiracy involving Democrats and liberal elites.

For the last three years, Q’s anonymity has helped the baseless conspiracy jump from the dark corners of the internet into the mainstream. The FBI has labeled it a domestic terrorism threat.

But there’s growing consensus about Q’s identity and that he’s been hiding in plain sight.

PJ Vogt, co-host of the podcast “Reply All,” looked into the theories circulating on the internet about who Q might be. 

Credits

Guest:
PJ Vogt - co-host of the podcast “Reply All” - @PJVogt

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells, Angie Perrin