After Jan. 6, Twitter banned 70,000 accounts. Misinformation plummeted. - The Washington Post

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Thousands of Trump supporters march in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
In the week after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, Twitter suspended some 70,000 accounts associated with the right-wing QAnon radicalized movement, citing their role in spreading misinformation that was fueling real-world violence.
A new study finds the move had an immediate and widespread impact on the overall spread of bogus information on the social media site, which has since been purchased by Elon Musk and renamed X.