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Trump / QAnon Connection #1274758

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020
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(Atlanta: Studio: Anderson Cooper) The quoting by President Trump of a QAnon source on the elections in a tweet on acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen noted; details given about these conspiracy theories. Report introduced.

(Drew Griffin) The pipeline of lies pushed by the QAnon community that Trump helps get into the mainstream examined; details given about the disinformation campaign attacking pillars of democracy, about some of the beliefs, including the election was stolen, about the hashtag "SubpoenaObama" that went viral & led to a Trump re-tweet. [TRUMP - says they {QAnon} love our country.] [Network Contagion Research Inst. dir. Joel FINKLESTEIN@, Polarization & Extremism Research & Innovation Lab dir. Cynthia MILLER-IDRISS@- call QAnon dangerous with Trump seen as a messianic figure.] [Representative Denver RINGLEMAN@- calls this "batshit crazy"; how Republicans have to go along with Trump about election fraud.] The support for QAnon leading to the legitimization of this craziness & the need for a "disinformation Vaccine" to fight back against Internet lies discussed.

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