WHO Stops Recommending Widespread COVID-19 Testing of Asymptomatic Cases

In updated guidance on COVID-19 testing strategies, the World

“Widespread testing of asymptomatic populations, including through self-testing, is not currently recommended, based on lack of evidence on impact and cost-effectiveness of such approaches and the concern that this approach risks diverting resources from higher priority testing indications,” the guidance stated.

However, “countries with the resources and desire to expand testing to the general public (regardless of symptoms) should demonstrate that they have the necessary public health infrastructure in place to respond to positive results and that resources are not being taken away from the testing of suspected cases, which is the top priority,” the WHO told The Epoch Times via email.

Testing should be directed “to where they are expected to have the biggest public health impact,” the WHO said, adding, “this means that all those who are suspected [as defined by the WHO] to have COVID-19 based on symptoms should be prioritized for testing,” irrespective of their vaccination status or disease history.

But in areas with ongoing community transmission, anyone who has come in contact with a probable or confirmed case should still quarantine for 14 days regardless if they are asymptomatic and have not been confirmed positive.

Read more:

https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/who-stops-recommending-widespread-covid-19-testing-of-asymptomatic-cases_3878708.html

American Media Periscope Videos of Interest

Video:

The Left’s Climate Insurrection at the Capitol

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The Pete Santilli Show

Ep. 2509

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YouTube BANS Leftist Organization Dedicated To Censoring Conservatives… This Great but it’s NOT OVER

By Ian Haworth Jun 28, 2021 DailyWire.com

And then walks in KARMA! It says… ‘HELLO! Now… You can just back that ole truck right on up!!’

I don’t know about you but I sure needed to see this!!! Between DC politics, crazy vaccine stories, people shooting each other, children being trafficked, kids being turned into transgender tools, teachers whining on the left because they are being attached by parents who say “take your radical liberalism and CRT and shove it! Buildings being blown up, whistleblowers getting whacked… And CENSORSHIP OUT THE BACK END OF A HORSE (ass) You get the picture… As a wanna-be 😆vigilante, researcher, blogger attemptee, yes I just made that word up, 😆 it’s all I can do some days to not think that maybe working at the Post Office wouldn’t be such a bad idea. At least if I were to go “postal” and rip downs some walls in the back room no body who ever think anything about it! I know, not funny but considering the things that are “favorable” and “fashionable” by some in society today… I’m past worrying about my verbage. Being politically correct is not my strong suit anyway.

I did the typical things the other parents wanted their girls to do like ballet… cheerleading, drill team, all the girl stuff… Always loved dancing! Still do! But my favorite place was hanging around at the rodeo. Every Friday and Saturday night, the Mesquite Rodeo (unless I was grounded, lol).

Dad was a lawyer, Mom stayed home and took care of us 4 girls with me being the oldest. Nenaw was always there to help Mom and to watch wrestling with me on Saturday nights when I was grounded for 6 weeks because got a “C” in conduct for giggling (frequently)

“Yes Mam”, “No Sir”, “please”, “thank you”, “would you my seat? to the elders “May I… ? NEVERCan” I… Because Dad’s famous last were always… I don’t know, “CAN” you? See… the word “can’twas NOT ALLOWED because “Can’t NEVER COULD DO ANYTHING”. Yeah, he was strict as hell and I tried not to get into trouble but it was hard! Being a total free spirited moon child that really just wanted to explore, soak up the sun, smell flowers and have conversati a with animals, rules and confinement, tying to be an example to my little sisters as I was often told I should do was just a little more pressure than I cared to have but I tried… Sort of… I didn’t care for the bars on my bedroom windows much either, they just weren’t my thing!

Now, at the dear lease… It was a TOTAL DIFFERENT STORY! NO RULES AT THE DEER LEASE! 😊 The only OTHER time I didn’t have to tow the line was when I was on my horse. (Except for being home before dark). We lived outside the city limits so I rode for hours all over the place! All the time! I would jump on the back of that big beautiful horse and just disappear! I’d slip into my own little world and explore every inch of acre around me, wherever I would happen to end up at. If I thought I couldn’t have gotten away with it I would have road off into the sunset and just kept riding!! Life was the best while on the back of my horse! I sure miss it.

I never really felt like I had a voice as a young girl because no matter what I was trying to say it was considered “talking back” and you just weren’t allowed to give Dad any “lip” as he called it. And… Don’t you dare cry or he’d give you a real reason to cry! Anybody else relate? I’m not complaining here, but it was his way or the highway!

I grew up though and turned out okay after what seemed like an eternity of years of trials, errors, mistakes and so on.

My point is this… I don’t like the feeling of being controlled, managed, restrained, hushed, belittled as if I have no mind of my own to decide what is best for me.

As the days go by, more and more I feel like much of the world around me is trying to make lame attempts of forcing my life into a direction or place that I would rather die than go to!

Maybe that’s why I continue to fight like hell against it. Well, no not maybe! It is! I felt contained most of my young and adult life and for me to NOT fight for freedom would be I’m the most unnatural thing I could ever do. I’ve always been on the firey, passionate side anyway and it’s definitely glaring now!!

Bottom line… WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE! I feel it down to the core of my soul. This is bullshit! I’m fed up, I’m disappointed, I’m tired as hell but im determined! I was born on Flag Day (like Trump) I’ve owned a Flag and Flagpole Business, I have a little US flag on a pole tattoo with the Rose of Texas at the top of the pole. I’m all about AMERICA! And I am definitely about freedom! Not for just myself but for the world!

No more Crimes against humanity…

No more CHILD TRAFFICKING, Human Trafficking, no more seizes the minds of our children! No more Cartels running our southern borders, no more force of experimental drugs, no more fear!

NO! NO MORE!

We need to unite on levels that have never been seen! They must know that WE THE PEOPLE WILL NEVER ALLOW THIS AGAIN!!

China is coming for us. If you don’t understand that you have been snoozing way too too long.

We can not depend on Biden, Trump, Congress, Governors, other politicians or anyone else!

We are at war. Do NOT… I repeat…

DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR WEAPONS! Under any circumstances!

It us and God!!! Whoever else wants to carry a torch with us… Come on!

That’s where I’m at!!! I’m so past being over all this crap I literally want to scream sometimes.

I can’t just sit back and wait for a fairy with a magic wand! I don’t for a minute think that God is going to just step in and miraculously fix it all these problems either. I think He wants us to prove where our honor lies!!! We made this mess not Him! We stood around and just ignored it all for the most part.

So, this is where we are! Please pay attention. Please plan accordingly.

Lastly, sorry for rambling, I never do this on this blog but this has been eating at me so much I had to do something with it.

God Bless America and God Bless you!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 4: Detail of the YouTube logo outside the YouTube Space studios in London, taken on June 4, 2019.

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In a hilariously ironic move, YouTube permanently banned Right Wing Watch on Monday, a far-left organization that seeks to de-platform conservative figures and outlets. After a backlash from the Left, YouTube reportedly reversed their decision.

“Our efforts to expose the bigoted view and dangerous conspiracy theories spread by right-wing activists has now resulted in [YouTube] banning our channel and removing thousands of our videos,” Right Wing Watch announced on Twitter. “We attempted to appeal this decision, and YouTube rejected it.”

The organization shared a screenshot of what they claimed to be a message from YouTube.

READER’S PASS

“We have reviewed your content and found severe or repeated violations of our Community Guidelines,” the message read. “Because of this, we have removed your channel from YouTube.”

People were quick to point out the irony that Right Wing Watch, an organization dedicated to the censorship of conservative content online, was itself censored.

Tim Pool, an outspoken voice on the subject of social media censorship, described the decision as “perfectly ironic.”

“You got burned by the fire you started,” he tweeted. “We warned you that this is exactly what would happen if you push for censorship.”

“This is perfectly ironic,” he added.

Journalist Andy Ngo responded, “[Right Wing Watch]’s YouTube channel has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the platform’s community guidelines. RWW itself works to get others banned & has mocked those who speak about cancel culture.”

Dave Rubin tweeted, “Siri, what is irony?”

The Claremont Institute’s Nick Short replied to Right Wing Watch with a meme of a boxer punching himself in the face.

Mark Hemingway, a senior writer at RealClearInvestigations, responded, “Ahem, I believe the mandatory Twitter response here is, ‘Shut up, you snowflake. YouTube is a private company and they can do whatever they want.’”

“Anyway, I kid but if you think deplatforming will only hurt those evil right wingers or won’t become a First Amendment issue if you don’t fight it, you’re delusional. Canada’s about to make online ‘hate speech’ punishable by $16K fines, a law which will promptly be abused,” he added.

The move by YouTube was a mistake, with Right Wing Watch’s channel being reinstated on Monday afternoon, according to The Daily Beast.

Right Wing Watch’s YouTube channel was mistakenly suspended, but upon further review, has now been reinstated,” a YouTube spokesperson said, according to The Daily Beast. The outlet added that “the social-media site also suggested that the issue was a mistake due to high volume of content and that they attempted to move quickly to undo the ban.”

“Meanwhile, many of the far-right extremists merely exposed by RWW remain on the platform,” The Daily Beast claimed.

Right Wing Watch was launched in 2007, and claims to be “dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations in order to expose their extreme agenda.

www.dailywire.com/news/in-hilarious-move-youtube-bans-leftist-organization-dedicated-to-censoring-conservatives

BREAKING: President Biden Orders Military Airstrikes Against Iranian-Backed Militia in Syria and Iraq

The long peace under President Trump is over and the new militarism under Democratic president Joe Biden is upon us. On Sunday, the U.S. conducted airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia in Syria and Iraq.

The airstrikes targeted “facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups” near the border of Iraq and Syria, according to the Associated Press.

Defense Press Secretary John Kirby said the ‘militias were using the facilities to launch unmanned aerial vehicle attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq,’ according to the AP, adding that the military ‘targeted three operational and weapons storage facilities — two in Syria and one in Iraq.

He described the airstrikes as “defensive,” saying they were launched in response to an “ongoing series of attacks by Iran-backed groups targeting U.S. interests in Iraq.”

“The United States took necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation — but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message,” Kirby said.

“Mr. Kirby said the facilities were used by Iranian-backed militias, including Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada, to store arms and ammunition for carrying out attacks against places where Americans were located in Iraq. There were no immediate reports of casualties but a military after-action review is ongoing, Pentagon officials said,” the NY Times reported.

“Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed, who is in Baghdad, said the attacks were ‘significant’ and noted that the groups targeted were threatening to retaliate,” the network reported.

“After this threat we might see an escalation against military facilities,” he said.

Biden and the White House declined to comment on the attacks on Sunday.

It is the second time the Biden administration has taken military action in the Middle East. The U.S. launched airstrikes in February against Syrian facilities near the Iraqi border, which it said were being used by Iranian-backed militia groups.

Biden said at the time that Iran is being warned that the U.S. will retaliate if militia groups target American troops.

“You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden said.

The Democratic president’s lack of hesitancy to use military action contrasts with the peaceful presidency of Donald Trump, who withdrew troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and did not initiate a foreign war.

542 Percent Increase in Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested at Border

DEL RIO, Texas—Border Patrol agents have arrested 353 illegal aliens with sex-related criminal convictions so far this fiscal year. A large number of the detainees had prior convictions for crimes involving a minor.

In all of fiscal 2020, agents apprehended 156 criminal sex offenders, and 58 total in fiscal 2019.
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From Anna von Reitz: Corporate Liquidations, Blood Money, Land Assets and more

3213. To Pope Francis: Solve the World’s Problems With Three Corporate Liquidations http://annavonreitz.com/threecorporateliquidations.pdf

3214. Additional Issues for The Court of International Justice – Blood Money 26 — Land and Land Assets http://annavonreitz.com/bloodmoney26.pdf

3215. Shrewsbury http://annavonreitz.com/shrewsbury.pdf

3216. Additional Issues for The Court of International Justice — Blood Money 27 — The Sanctity of Life http://annavonreitz.com/bloodmoney27.pdf

3217. About Public-Private Bonds http://annavonreitz.com/publicprivatebonds.pdf

3218. Urgent Breach of National Security Interest – Counterfeiting Unit http://annavonreitz.com/urgentbreach.pdf

BREAKING NEWS: FDA Warns People – Moderna/Pfizer Vaccines Cause Myocarditis, Pericarditis Heart Inflammation!

The FDA is announcing revisions to the patient and provider fact sheets for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines regarding the suggested increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination.”

Myocarditis represents a hearth muscle inflammation, reducing the heart’s ability to pump blood, and caused rapid abnormal heath rhythms. One severe infection will make the heart weaker, so the rest of the body cannot receive enough blood, leading to stroke or heath attack.

Pericarditis represents inflammation that causes swelling and irritation of the thin tissue around the heart, provoking sharp chest pain when the layers of the pericardium rub together. Severe cases can prolong the pain for up to three months.

“The warning in the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccines notes that reports of adverse events suggest increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly following the second dose and with the onset of symptoms within a few days after vaccination,” the news release shared. “Additionally, the Fact Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers for these vaccines note that vaccine recipients should seek medical attention right away if they have chest pain, shortness of breath, or feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart after vaccination. The FDA and CDC are monitoring the reports, collecting more information, and will follow-up to assess longer-term outcomes over several months.”

Until now, we have more than 1,200 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis in the age of 30s who got the vaccine.

Before the FDA released the warning, almost 300 million Americans took the COVID-19 shot until June 11.
We have reported on the links between the COVID-19 shot and the hearth conditions from May. Also, National

File reported on this issue: “The Center for Disease Control revealed over the weekend that it had opened an investigation into multiple reports of myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscles that restricts the organ’s ability to pump blood effectively) in young people and adolescents.”

However, Twitter classified this report as misleading and fake, although now it is true!

On June 21, National File also shared: “A 13-year-old Michigan boy has died just three days after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer brand COVID-19 vaccine. Preliminary autopsy results indicate that following his vaccination, the boy’s heart has become enlarged and surrounded by fluid, a symptom similar to those documented in other teen boys who have experienced severe and potentially lethal side effects following their COVID vaccination.” After the report was posted on Twitter, the social media giant suspended the National File Twitter account for 12 hours for “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”

— Read on

thetruedefender.com/breaking-news-fda-warns-people-moderna-pfizer-vaccines-cause-myocarditis-pericarditis-heart-inflammation/

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese Defector’s Identity Confirmed, Was Top Counterintelligence Official By Jennifer Van Laar | Jun 17, 2021 8:00 PM ET

We now know the name of the Chinese defector RedState first wrote about on June 4, who has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for a few months, and what his position within the Chinese military and government was, among other details.

Matthew Brazil and Jeff Stein at Spy Talk reported on the “rumor,” and gave the name and background of the rumored defector:

Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei (董经纬) defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang.

Dong is, or was, a longtime official in China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), also known as the Guoanbu. His publicly available background indicates that he was responsible for the Ministry’s counterintelligence efforts in China, i.e., spy-catching, since being promoted to vice minister in April 2018. If the stories are true, Dong would be the highest-level defector in the history of the People’s Republic of China.

RedState’s sources confirmed that the defector is, in fact, Dong, that he was in charge of counterintelligence efforts in China, and that he flew to the United States in mid-February, allegedly to visit his daughter at a university in California. When Dong landed in California he contacted DIA officials and told them about his plans to defect and the information he’d brought with him. Dong then “hid in plain sight” for about two weeks before disappearing into DIA custody.

According to Spy Talk, Dong’s name came up during the Sino-American Summit held in Alaska in March 2021:

In a tweet on Wednesday, Han [Dr. Han Lianchao, a Chinese defector], citing an unnamed source, alleged that China’s foreign minister Wang Yi and Communist Party foreign affairs boss Yang Jiechi demanded that the Americans return Dong and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refused.

RedState’s sources say that Chinese officials did demand that the United States return Dong, but Blinken didn’t exactly refuse; at that time Blinken wasn’t aware that Dong was with the US government, the sources say, and told China that the US didn’t have Dong.

It’s only in the last three to four weeks that anyone outside DIA knew about the defector, according to RedState’s sources. Prior to that time, DIA was vetting the information provided and confronting Langley officials with what they’d learned without divulging the source. 

Experts quoted in the Spy Talk piece essentially say that the defection is just a rumor and that rumors happen all the time, but that if it’s true it’s a big deal but “not game-changing.” Based on conversations with sources familiar with the information Dong has already provided and its quantity and reliability, that’s simply not the case. Not only does Dong have detailed information about China’s special weapons systems, the Chinese military’s operation of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of SARS-CoV-2, and the Chinese government’s assets and sources within the United States; Dong has extremely embarrassing and damaging information about our intelligence community and government officials in the “terabytes of data” he’s provided to the DIA.

Some of the information provided by Dong was reported on by the Washington Free Beacon earlier this week:

Hundreds of Chinese nationals are the subject of a federal probe after law enforcement officials flagged their travel at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese nationals returned to the United States earlier than expected in January 2020, often having modified their travel plans.

The episode is recounted in an internal report that circulated among various national security and law enforcement agencies on June 3. That report surmises that the Chinese students returned to the United States earlier than expected in order to avoid future travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The team examined 58,000 inbound Chinese F/J visa holders in the [Passenger Name Record] database and identified 396 individuals whose return travel was [scheduled] after January 2020 but had returned in January 2020,” the report reads.

The Free Beacon reports that U.S. intelligence officials haven’t come to a conclusion about whether or not the students being investigated were spies, but RedState is told that whether or not one wants to use the term “spy,” those students were sent back to the United States with specific information-gathering directives with the purpose of helping Beijing understand the US government’s response to the pandemic at a much deeper level than they could through publicly-available documents. Those students (spies) were charged with reporting back on public policy changes, economic response and damage, impacts on the healthcare system (equipment/hospital bed shortages, etc), supply chain impacts (including how long it took things like semiconductors from China to reach the United States), civil unrest, and more.

In addition, Dong has provided DIA with the following information:

  • Early pathogenic studies of the virus we now know as SARS-CoV-2
  • Models of predicted COVID-19 spread and damage to the US and the world
  • Financial records detailing which exact organizations and governments funded the research on SARS-CoV-2 and other biological warfare research
  • Names of US citizens who provide intel to China
  • Names of Chinese spies working in the US or attending US universities
  • Financial records showing US businessmen and public officials who’ve received money from the Chinese government
  • Details of meetings US government officials had (perhaps unwittingly) with Chinese spies and members of Russia’s SVR
  • How the Chinese government gained access to a CIA communications system, leading to the death of dozens of Chinese people who were working with the CIA

Dong also has provided DIA with copies of the contents of the hard drive on Hunter Biden’s laptop, showing the information the Chinese government has about Hunter’s pornography problem and about his (and Joe’s) business dealings with Chinese entities. Some of the files on Dong has provided shine a light on just how it was that the sale of Henniges Automotive (and their stealth technology) to Chinese military manufacturer AVIC Auto was approved.

Again, according to sources, Dong told DIA debriefers that at least a third of Chinese students attending US universities are PLA assets or part of the Thousand Talents Plan and that many of the students are here under pseudonyms. One reason for using pseudonyms is that many of these students are the children of high-ranking military and party leaders.

As we initially reported, DIA has high confidence in the veracity of Dong’s claims. The fact that since our original report, which was pooh-poohed by Langley apologists, the New York Times published a rare interview with Dr. Shi Zhengli (the WIV “Bat Woman”), ABC News has started an “investigation” into COVID-19 origins, and now the actual name of the defector has been published in an anti-Trump, CIA-friendly blog, demonstrates what sources told RedState today: “This defector has the rest of the intelligence community and the LEO community scared sh**less.”

redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/17/breaking-chinese-defector-confirmed-as-top-counterintelligence-official-n398374

The state legislature in Vermont has overridden a Republican Governor Phil Scott’s vote of a bill that gives ‘non-citizens’ the right to vote in two cities’ elections.

State Legislature Overrides GOP Governor’s Veto to Give ‘Noncitizens’ Right to Vote in Elections for Two Cities

The state legislature in Vermont has overridden a Republican Governor Phil Scott’s vote of a bill that gives ‘non-citizens’ the right to vote in two cities’ elections.

“In a 20-10 vote, Vermont Democrats just barely achieved the two-thirds majority needed to override the governor’s veto of two separate bills – securing the House’s successful override vote Wednesday,” Fox News reported.

“It appears that once again the Vermont elected Democrats show a complete disregard to what it means to be a citizen,” RNC spokesman for Vermont Jay Shepard told Fox News. “Their vote to override the Governor’s veto disenfranchises those in Vermont who are citizens.”

“Legal resident noncitizens in the cities of Montpelier and Winooski will now be able to vote in municipal elections,” Fox News noted.

Legal resident noncitizens are not permitted to vote in federal elections. Some fear that this may be a first step in undermining U.S. election safeguards against noncitizens and illegal aliens voting, which are already under attack by Democrats.

“Talk about downgrading the sanctity of a vote. Are these non-citizen voters paying taxes?” Jane Hughes commented on Twitter.

“Tearing America apart piece by piece,” Larry Langley remarked. “We must stand up.”

However, Democrats in Vermont are touting the legislation as a step towards more ‘citizen engagement,’ even though the voters in question are not U.S. citizens.

“Today’s veto override votes continue Vermont’s track record supporting strong citizen engagement, and uphold the tradition of local control in our towns and cities,” Democrat Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint claimed.

The news comes after the Senate’s defeat of the S.1 version of the “For the People Act” in a 50-50 tie on Tuesday. Vice President Kamala Harris, whose tie-breaker vote would have been inconsequential, vowed to keep fighting for what Democrats call “voting rights.”

“I want to be clear that our Administration remains determined to work with Congress to pass the For The People Act, and we will keep working with Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” Harris wrote in a statement.

“Here is the bottom line: Our democracy is stronger when everyone participates—and it is weaker when people are denied meaningful access to participation,” Harris remarked.

trendingpolitics.com/state-legislature-overrides-gop-governors-veto-to-give-noncitizens-right-to-vote-in-elections-for-two-cities-knab/

McAfee’s Instagram account gets deleted hours after it posted the letter ‘Q’

McAfee’s Instagram account gets deleted hours after it posted the letter ‘Q’

The antivirus pioneer was found dead in a Spanish prison cell earlier that day.

Mikael Thalen

Published Jun 24, 2021   Updated Jun 24, 2021, 12:19 pm CDT

The Instagram account of John McAfee posted a giant letter “Q” on Wednesday shortly after the antivirus pioneer was found dead in a Barcelona prison. The account appeared to be deleted shortly after. 

McAfee, who Spanish officials say died by suicide, had just been approved the day prior for extradition to the U.S. on tax evasion charges.

The tech mogul’s death was immediately met with conspiracy theories due to old tweets in which McAfee claimed he would never take his own life.

The situation only intensified after the letter “Q” appeared on his Instagram, which many believed was in reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory.

But the mysterious Instagram post also raises serious questions. As noted by extremism researcher Marc-André Argentino, McAfee rarely used his Instagram account. His previous two posts were made on October 5, 2020, and November 14, 2019

Other posts from the account suggest that McAfee was not the only one with access to his Instagram page as well. Some have speculated that members of McAfee’s team made the post, while others suggested that the post could have been scheduled by McAfee himself in order to troll conspiracy theorists one last time. McAfee had poked fun at QAnon numerous times in the past.

On Thursday morning, however, the “Q” post and all of McAfee’s verified account were gone. The account’s page now says “Sorry, this page isn’t available.” 

It remains unclear whether the post was removed by someone in control of the account or by Instagram.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced last year that it would crack down on QAnon-related content by limiting the spread of related pages, groups, and accounts.

Specifically, Instagram stated that it would de-rank and limit algorithmic recommendations for QAnon-related content and remove any discussions involving violence or advertisements related to the conspiracy theory.

The Daily Dot reached out to Instagram to inquire whether it had removed McAfee’s account but did not receive a reply by press time.

However, judging by the policies Instagram enacted, it doesn’t seem like simply posting a letter “Q” would be subject to QAnon-related enforcement. 

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.).


www.dailydot.com/debug/mcafee-q-instagram-qanon/