"In the final episode of Cullen Hoback’s six-part QAnon documentary, which aired late Sunday night, the administrator of 8kun effectively admitted to posting there as Q, the conspiracy movement’s anonymous leader.
In one of the final scenes of “Q: Into the Storm,” Ron Watkins spoke about his newfound fame as a key spreader of baseless claims about voter fraud after Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. Then he said: “It was basically three years of intelligence training, teaching normies how to do intelligence work. It was basically what I was doing anonymously before.
Realizing his mistake, Watkins quickly added, “…but never as Q.”
For Hoback, who’d spent three years following Ron and his father, Jim, in the Philippines, Japan, and the U.S., this was a tacit admission of guilt. Watkins seemed to think so too, because he smiled nervously before bursting out laughing and adding, “Never as Q. I promise.”
The admission was a bombshell ending to a documentary that gave viewers the most comprehensive view yet at how QAnon developed on 4chan in October 2017, before it moved to 8chan in early 2018 and most recently to 8kun, the rebranded version of 8chan.
QAnon followers believe Q is a government insider with close ties to the Trump administration, who has been posting top-secret intelligence in the form of almost 5,000 posts, first on 4chan but mostly on 8chan, which is owned by Jim Watkins.
You might imagine that the revelation that Q is not in fact a person with top-secret government clearance but rather the administrator of a fringe website best known for boosting Gamergate and hosting white supremacist hate speech, would rock the QAnon community to its core.
But in reality, it has barely registered with them.
In public channels on fringe networks like Gab and Parler, on QAnon forums like the Great Awakening, and on Telegram, where hundreds of thousands of QAnon supporters now communicate, the revelation about Watkins has barely been mentioned"
-David Gilbert, Q Accidentally Outed Himself, But QAnon Followers Don’t Care, Vice.com, 06 April 2021
Hope it was worth some jobless manchildren saying "fuck" to the Prime Minister of New Zealand or an unlimited access to a library of lolcows
Those people are the enemies of democracies and far too often, the Internet userbase give them a pass because they make funny quirky greentexts or MSPaint face.If the channer culture developped in the Mid-East and praised Islamic culture and values,it would have been confined to Telegram but in true American fashion,it's tolerated because it's terrorism with a face that is familiar to the locals ,a quirky terrorism that kill you then is converted into a funny wojak meme to be shared online
Sam Hyde, 4chan jester and scam artist defeeated by this very fandom (Dark Skies) once proclaimed that "these people want you broke, dead, your kids raped and brainwashed, and they think it's funny" without realizing that in true far right fashion,he was projecting IMax style what the rotten values of his manchildrens shitposting peer were doing to the world