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It looks like the origin of the QAnon movement has finally been smoked out. One of the main suspects, 8chan/8kun operator Ron Watkins, stumbled when talking to documentary maker Cullen Hoback and essentially admitted he was Q, or at least the original Q. Since the fad started there have of course been many strange extensions and offshoots.

But this is a story about Conspiracy World, not the real world. So the True Believers have already denounced Cullen's documentary as a deception itself ("fake news" is the favored term now). So even if we now know the origin of the Q mythology, it has momentum and won't be going away quickly.

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QAnon "was all but confirmed to be a hoax by the person who ran the hoax," writes Mashable, citing the finale of a six-episode documentary on HBO by Cullen Hoback.

"All of it leads back to the same place — that there are very few other people who could have and would have made the Q drops other than the person who ran the place where they were posted," notes Newsweek:
Ahead of the first episode, Ron Watkins posted on encrypted messaging service Telegram stating: "I am not Q. I've never spoken privately with Q. I don't know who Q is." However, during the final episode, Hoback suggests that Ron Watkins slips up and inadvertently reveals that he posted as Q on 8kun
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