Headline RoundupOctober 3rd, 2020

US House Condemns QAnon Group

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 371-18 Friday to issue a resolution condemning the online conspiracy theory QAnon. QAnon is centered around "Q," a purported high-level government official who spreads information on online forums about "deep state" conspiracies at work in the U.S. government. Republican representative Denver Riggleman, a sponsor of the resolution, condemned QAnon after a House Democrat this week started receiving death threats from QAnon followers; Riggleman also condemned QAnon for their alleged antisemitic remarks. In 2019, the FBI designated QAnon a domestic terrorist threat. President Donald Trump in the past has expressed support for followers of the movement. Coverage from left- and center-rated outlets tended to focus on the details of the resolution; some center- and left-rated outlets highlighted the fact that 17 Republicans and one independent voted against the resolution. The story received less overall coverage from right-rated outlets, though it was covered by the Washington Examiner and Fox News, which highlighted Republican congressional hopeful Marjorie Taylor Green's criticism of the House for passing the resolution instead of condemning Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

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