How a Baffling Mistake Revealed Q’s Identity
A number of serious technical errors by 8kun’s administrative staff have lifted the veil of anonymity that previously protected Q.
White Hat, Black Hat, White Hat: QAnon Sentiment Towards Xi Jinping, March 2018 – April 2022
Despite the general splintering of the QAnon movement, 8kun’s /qresearch/ board is still going strong. While traffic on the imageboard has waned over time, it still regularly draws over 300 posts an hour and over 1000 unique active posters every three days, according to the site’s self-reported activity statistics. This is notably active for any […]
Shedding Light: Characterizing Clues from On-Site Q Drops
Q sometimes posted original images, often cryptic and indecipherable, to their drops. In some cases, the images provided more information than was probably intended. I examine one such case here.
The Making of QAnon: A Crowdsourced Conspiracy
My essay outlining QAnon’s roots in 4chan culture first appeared at Bellingcat on January 7th, 2021. I’ve reproduced the text with permission (and made a minor edit to a line that never quite sat right with me). CONTENT WARNING: This document contains quotes from 4chan, which means it also contains slurs. I’ve left them unedited […]