Crowdfunding platform Buy Me a Coffee removes far-right influencers and QAnon accounts

Buy Me a Coffee, an online crowdfunding service for creators, has immediately reacted to a new report showing how far-right influencers were raising money on its platform.Dozens of influential figures in the QAnon conspiracy community have been banned from the Buy Me a Coffee platform, which allows users to drop one-off payments as well as recurring subscriptions in order to support their favorite creators. Other prominent online right-wing figures, including some of those who took part in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, have also been suspended from the platform. SEE ALSO: QAnon influencers are now reportedly defrauding their followers via cryptocurrency scams The move from Buy Me a Coffee comes in response to a new report from Media Matters for America that detailed some of the largest QAnon figures on the platform. QAnon is a far right-wing conspiracy theory whose followers believe that former President Donald Trump is fighting a secret war against a globalist cabal of baby-eating human-traffickers made up of Hollywood elites and Trump’s political enemies. QAnon believers became increasingly violent over the years, prompting warnings from the FBI. Many social media platforms, like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, banned QAnon content over the past few years. (Twitter has since allowed many formerly suspended QAnon users back on the platform under its new owner, Elon Musk.)According to Media Matters, some of the QAnon figures that were using Buy Me a Coffee include Charlie Freak, Liz Crokin, and RedPill78. Other far-right figures found in the report include Patrick…Crowdfunding platform Buy Me a Coffee removes far-right influencers and QAnon accounts