Inside Story

Why is QAnon spreading outside the US?

Its theories have been repeatedly debunked, yet the conspiracy movement known as ‘QAnon’ continues to thrive.

QAnon supporters say US President Donald Trump is saving the world from an elite cult of Satan-worshipping paedophiles made up of Democratic Party politicians, billionaires and Hollywood celebrities.

Many of the theories repeat centuries-old anti-Semitic propaganda.

Now, it is also growing in other parts of the world, particularly the United Kingdom and Germany.

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Sergey Lagodinsky – Member of the European Parliament

Caroline Sinders – Weizenbaum Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School

Ulrich Brueckner – Stanford University, Berlin