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Believers Of Internet Hoax 'QAnon' Could Be Headed To Congress

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A woman shouts as she holds a placard reading “Q Army” (a reference to the Q-anon movement), during a protest against the measures to counter the coronavirus pandemic in the front of the Romanian Government headquarters August 10, 2020. - Hundreds of people, followers of conspiracies, declared supporters of US President Donald Trump asked the cease of what they called “Medical Dictatorship” about sanitary measures adopted by the Romanian government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Protesters was shouting “No masks!” and “Freedom!”. Despite the increasing numbers of casualties and infected people, a considerable part of Romanians still believe in a world-wide conspiracy about COVID-19. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images)


The FBI has called it a potential domestic terror threat. The President says he doesn't know much. Now, congressional candidates who've signaled support for the internet hoax 'QAnon' are on the ballot this November.

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