Etsy has taken merchandise off its platform related to the radical conspiracy group QAnon. Insider reported the news today. An Etsy spokesperson told the publication that seller policies prohibit items “that promote hatred, incite violence, or promote or encourage harmful misinformation. In accordance with these guidelines, we are removing QAnon-related items from our marketplace. "
At the time of publication, searching for QAnon, or its equivalent WWG1WGA (“Where We Go, We All Go”) on Etsy will still bring up links to some merchandise promoting Donald Trump – which the conspiracy falsely claims is against a group of left-wing pedophiles are fighting – as well as merch with QAnon slogans and more.
Yesterday, Etsy removed goods associated with the far right group Proud Boys, which is closely linked to the white supremacy movement. Other retailers like Amazon, Teespring, and Ebay had already pulled items from their respective platforms.
Facebook also completely banned QAnon on Tuesday. Pages, groups and Instagram accounts have been removed from the platform.