Etsy will remove all QAnon-related merchandise from the platform as tech companies fight the conspiracy theory’s growth

  • Digital marketplace Etsy has announced a ban on all items related to the QAnon conspiracy theory. 
  • "Our seller policies prohibit items that promote hate, incite violence, or promote or endorse harmful misinformation. In accordance with these policies, we are removing items related to 'QAnon' from our marketplace," an Etsy spokesperson told Insider in a statement Wednesday. 
  • QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory, has continued to rapidly grow, while some followers of the theory have been linked to violent crimes. 
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Etsy, the digital e-commerce marketplace, is removing all merchandise linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory, a spokesperson told Insider on Wednesday. 

QAnon, a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that claims President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a "deep state" cabal of human traffickers, has held a huge presence on Etsy, where independent users can sell apparel. 

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