The Security Threat of QAnon

I’ve begun compiling a list of resources for those who want to know more about QAnon and why it’s increasingly seen by law enforcement and others as a domestic security threat in the U.S.

“How To Rescue Someone From A Conspiracy Theory.”  Charles Duhigg, Slate.  29 November 2020.

Amarnath Amarasingam and Marc-Andre Argentino, “The QAnon Conspiracy Theory: A Security Threat in the Making?” CTC Sentinel, vol. 13, no. 7 (July 2020). Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Online at:

Abby Ohlheiser, “It’s Too Late to Stop QAnon with Fact Checks and Account Bans,” MIT Technology Review (July 26, 2020).
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“QAnon and the Threat to the US Homeland,” Intelbrief, Soufan Center (July 20, 2020). Online at:

FBI Intelligence Bulletin, “Anti-Government, Identity Based, and Fringe Conspiracy Theories Very Likely Motivate Some Domestic Extremists to Commit Criminal, Sometimes Violent Activity,” (May 30, 2019). Online at:

Adrienne LaFrance, “The Prophecies of Q,” The Atlantic (June 2020). Online at:

Elise Thomas, “QAnon Deploys ‘Information Warfare’ to Influence the 2020 Election,” Wired (February 17, 2020). Online at:

Julie Carrie Wong, “Down the Rabbit Hole: How QAnon Conspiracies Thrive on Facebook,” The Guardian (June 25, 2020). Online at:

Melanie Smith, “Interpreting Social Qs: Implications of the Evolution of QAnon,” Graphika (August 24, 2020). Online at:

Whitney Phillips, “Please Don’t Mock Conspiracy Theories,” Wired (February 27, 2020). Online at:

Sarah Posner, “The Evangelicals Who Are Taking On QAnon,” The New York Times (September 17, 2020). Online at:

Jack Murphy, “For Some Military Veterans, QAnon Conspiracies Offer Comfort and Belonging,” Connecting Vets (August 28, 2020). Online at:

Sabrina Rodriguez and Marc Caputo, “Florida Latinos Swamped by Wild Conspiracy Theories,” Politico (September 14, 2020). Online at:

Jane Lytvynenko, “Friends And Family Members Of QAnon Believers Are Going Through A ‘Surreal Goddamn Nightmare’,” Buzzfeed News (September 18, 2020). Online at:

NOTE: As time permits, I’ll be adding more to this list – feel free to email suggestions to me of quality resources to consider adding. Thanks.

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