Twitter reports Tuesday that it has removed more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that spread disinformation in the name of QAnon.

Twitter has been taking tougher measures against the conspiracy theory since the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump last Wednesday.

"Due to the violence in Washington DC and the increased risk of danger, we have begun to permanently block thousands of accounts that shared mostly QAnon material," the company said.

Twitter says in a blog post that the company is taking tougher action "as misleading and false information surrounding the 2020 presidential election is the basis for violence in the country."

Further measures by the company are, for example, that messages that violate the guidelines of Twitter may no longer be shared or answered.

It is allowed to share messages and provide your own comments.

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Since the storming of the Capitol, tech companies have been stricter with enforcing rules

Since the storm, several tech companies, such as Facebook and Tiktok, have taken hard action to better comply with their guidelines.

For example, the accounts of President Trump himself have been deleted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

This is because his reports are said to have urged people to act violently, such as in the storming of the Capitol.

Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theories believe, among other things, that a shadow government is trying to undermine US President Donald Trump.

Supporters accuse prominent Democrats and Hollywood stars of pedophilia and Satanism, among others.

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