Unpacking The QAnon Conspiracy Theory

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A man holding a Q sign at a Donald Trump rally
David Reinert holding a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Matt Rourke/ AP Photo

According to a Republican candidate for Congress who is a follower of QAnon, there’s a “worldwide cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles” running the country and opposing President Donald Trump. We talk to the executive editor of The Atlantic magazine about the QAnon conspiracy theory and how it drifted into mainstream politics.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Adrienne LaFrance Guest

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