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More than 90 anti-trafficking organizations are denouncing QAnon in an open letter

At least 96 anti-trafficking organizations have signed an open letter criticizing QAnon’s conspiracy theories about sex trafficking.

The letter, signed by groups including Freedom Network USA, Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, the Human Trafficking Institute, and more, say QAnon is harming the actual work they’re doing to prevent sex trafficking.

“There is not a deep state cabal of Democratic politicians and Hollywood celebrities who traffic children for sex,” the organizations said.

At least 96 anti-trafficking organizations have denounced QAnon in an open letter that criticizes the group’s sex trafficking conspiracy theories.

QAnon, which originated on the internet message board 4chan, has spent years promoting a false notion that President Donald Trump is fighting a cabal of Democratic elites running a vast pedophilic sex-trafficking ring.

The group’s anti-trafficking campaign, which included false notions about Wayfair and a USPS phishing scam, has spread across the internet, and been supported by numerous candidates in the November US election. But the campaign relies on exaggerated data, false accusations of children being kidnapped from their homes, and partisan rhetoric.

And actual anti-trafficking organizations and trafficking survivors have long criticized QAnon’s baseless conspiracy theories.

In a letter signed by groups including Freedom Network USA, Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, the Human Trafficking Institute, and dozens of others, the groups said QAnon’s theories are harming their actual work to prevent sex trafficking.

https://www.insider.com/anti-trafficking-organizations-denounce-qanon-open-letter-2020-10

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