A ‘significant Australian proponent’ of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory is, allegedly, a family friend of Australian Prime Minister, and his wife is on the PM’s staff, the Guardian has reported.
What is the QAnon theory?
The QAnon theory is right-wing conspiracy theory that alleges US President Donald Trump is secretly working to take down a global ring of elite, cannibalistic and satanic paedophiles, and that an individual names ‘Q’ leaves clues for his followers to decipher on internet forums.
According to documents obtained by Yahoo News, the FBI said conspiracy theories like QAnon could drive “domestic extremists”.
“The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts,” the document stated.
What’s Scott Morrison got to do with it?
According to the Guardian, one of the more significant QAnon figures, who tweets under the handle @BurnedSpy34, is a ‘longstanding family friend of the Australian prime minister and his wife, Jenny’. As well, the wife of BurnedSpy34 works on the prime minister’s staff.
The QAnon theorist told the publication he has “never spoken to Scott about anything of a political nature”.
“I’m not an adviser. The idea of me talking to him about this ... it’s just not true,” he said.
But Twitter isn’t convinced
“More evidence that Scott Morrison has the #AltRight in his ear,” one user said. “This story is *extremely* concerning.”
Another even called for his resignation.
“The recent revelations of Scott Morrison’s QAnon links and influence they have on him is SERIOUS,” another user said.
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