Amazon said this week that it is working to take down merchandise associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory following last week’s storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters.
The e-tail giant attributed the move to its policies that prohibit offensive items and inappropriate content. Amazon had attracted scrutiny for selling the merchandise after many members of last week’s riot were seen wearing gear emblazoned with large “Q” logos.
The attack left five people dead, including a Capitol Hill police officer.
QAnon is notorious for pushing conspiracy theories, including claims that President Trump is secretly fighting a cabal of child-sex predators, among them prominent Democrats and figures in Hollywood.
Amazon’s move to take down QAnon merchandise comes after its AWS cloud provider announced that it would stop hosting the web content of controversial social network Parler.
Parler had attracted Trump supporters and other right-wing activists with its pledge to be a haven for free speech as larger platforms such as Facebook and Twitter clamped down on misinformation after the 2020 presidential election.
With Post wires.