Twitter permanently banned Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell and several other high-profile President Donald Trump supporters’ accounts after they promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Powell, one of Trump’s campaign lawyers, has been pushing false claims regarding Dominion Voting Systems and its role in the 2020 presidential election.
“The accounts have been suspended in line with our policy on Coordinated Harmful Activity,” a Twitter spokesperson told NBC News. “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm, and given the renewed potential for violence surrounding this type of behavior in the coming days, we will permanently suspend accounts that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content.”
NBC also reported that Twitter removed Ron Watkins’ account. Watkins is the administrator of the website 8kun, previously called 8chan, which hosts posts from Q, the false digital “prophet” for the QAnon conspiracy theory.
These bans come after Twitter locked down Trump’s account on Wednesday for violating company policies.