Amazon begins eradicating QAnon merchandise from its retailer

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Amazon has begun eradicating merchandise associated to QAnon from its retailer, the corporate stated Monday, citing a violation of insurance policies that prohibit offensive objects and inappropriate content material.

The transfer was reported earlier by Reuters and confirmed by CNET. It comes after the revelation that believers in QAnon, the discredited, far-right conspiracy principle, played a key role in the riot last week at the US Capitol, which left 5 individuals useless. It additionally follows a transfer by Amazon to stop hosting the web content of Parler, a social networking app that was used to help organize the Capitol Hill attack.

As of Monday, QAnon merchandise similar to books and hats have been nonetheless obtainable on Amazon’s on-line market place. 

Images captured on the Capitol Hill riot included women and men carrying T-shirts bearing the letter Q, the pseudonym and image of the particular person or individuals posting messages selling the debunked theories. 

Amazon has come beneath fireplace up to now for not effectively imposing its offensive and controversial materials policies. These insurance policies prohibit merchandise that “promote, incite or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or non secular intolerance or promote organizations with such views.”

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