Amazon has reportedly banned the sale of merchandise associated to QAnon from its retailer, citing a violation of insurance policies that prohibit offensive objects and inappropriate content material.
The transfer, reported earlier by Reuters, comes after it was revealed that believers of QAnon, the discredited, far-right conspiracy idea, performed a key position within the riot final week on the US Capitol, which left 5 individuals lifeless. It additionally follows a transfer by Amazon to cease internet hosting the online content material of Parler, a social networking app that was used to assist set up the Capitol Hill assault.
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As of Monday, QAnon merchandise akin 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 individual or individuals posting messages selling the debunked theories.
Amazon has come beneath fireplace previously for not effectively implementing its insurance policies, which prohibit merchandise that “promote, incite, or glorify hate or violence towards any individual or group.”
Amazon did not instantly reply to a request for remark.