QAnon - The Cult of Conspiracy

This QAnon documentary investigates how the political movement and conspiracy theory that began on the fringes of the Internet, spread into the real world following the election of Trump.

In 2017 a figure called “Q”, claiming to be a patriotic government insider, started posting cryptic prophecies and clues known as “Q drops” on anonymous websites.

Followers grew exponentially, ardently believing in unfounded theories such as Trump being a prophet, the Democrats running a pedophile ring in secret tunnels under Washington, and the existence of an elite group or “cabal” of baby-eating Satanic worshippers that needed to be stopped.

But how do such wildly untrue conspiracies gain traction? And who would believe them? Filmmaker Ben Zand travels across America to meet some of QAnon’s diehard followers.

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