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NJ male ran website promoting QAnon conspiracy, report states

Andrew J. Goudsward Asbury Park Press

Published 10:10 AM EDT Sep 13, 2020

Among the largest sites promoting the right-wing QAnon conspiracy theory was closed down after its designer was identified as a guy from New Jersey, Bloomberg News reported.The fact-checking

website Logically.ai traced the QAnon conspiracy website to Jason J. Gelinas, of Berkeley Heights in Union County, acknowledging him as the “developer and sole employee “of the company that established the site. Public records suggest a person by that name lives in Berkeley Heights.The site drew over 10 million visitors in July, making it amongst the largest online promoters of the QAnon conspiracy, according to information from a web analytics firm pointed out by Bloomberg.QAnon: The conspiracy theory explained< img src =" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/08/31/USAT/01de4803-719f-48f8-ac3c-873cfe894844-AFP_AFP_1WO5H1.jpg?width=1080&quality=50"/ > QAnon refers to a set of baseless online conspiracy theories that argue that President Donald Trump is fighting a group of Satan-worshiping pedophiles made up of Democrats, Hollywood celebrities,” deep state” authorities and other around the world elites who are privately running the world.Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Congressional prospect who upholds the theory, has won Republican primary this year and is preferred to win her Republican-leaning Georgia district.The theory

has really been pointed out as a potential domestic terrorism hazard by the FBI.Election 2020: Pence, senior Trump job authorities to participate in fundraising occasion hosted by QAnon backers Trump has consistently shared messages on Twitter from QAnon-linked accounts. When inquired about the conspiracy at a press conference

last month, he specified he didn’t understand much about the theory, nevertheless stated its followers” like me quite” and” enjoy our country.” Logically.ai figured out Gelinas as an infotech expert who listed positions with both Credit Suisse and Citigroup on a resume.Conspiracy theories: How QAnon and other dark forces are radicalizing Americans as the COVID-19 pandemic raves and election looms The website

was no longer accessible hours after Bloomberg News queried Gelinas, according to the report. It served as a searchable archive of posts made by” Q, “the confidential account who states to have really exposed the elite cabal, and was a” essential port of call for all QAnon information,” according to Logically.ai.Gelinas reduced to comment to

Bloomberg News about the website, but did call QAnon a” patriotic motion to conserve the country, “according to the report.Gelinas may not be grabbed go over Saturday.Andrew Goudsward: [email protected]; @agoudsward on Twitter.Published 10:10 AM EDT Sep 13, 2020

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