President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, are listed as speakers at a conference organized by a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy.
The “Digital Soldiers” conference in Atlanta in September will feature speakers who address alleged attempts to censor conservative voices on social media.
The QAnon conspiracy, which claims a secret “deep state” plot against Trump, is prominent among some sections of the president’s supporters.
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President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign adviser George Papadopoulos are to appear at a conference set to be attended by significant numbers of supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
In a website for the event, the pair — who were both indicted as part of the Mueller probe into Russian interference — are listed as speakers at the “Digital Soldiers” conference in Atlanta on September 14, offering training to prepare the upcoming “digital civil war.”
Mother Jones first reported their scheduled appearance at the event on Tuesday.
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The conference has reportedly been organized by tech entrepreneur Rich Granville, founder of search engine Yippy, who has promoted the QAnon conspiracy on Twitter. In an advert for the event, the stars in the US flag form a ‘Q’ in an apparent reference to the conspiracy.
Granville told Mother Jones that the stars on the flag are actually an allusion to Flynn’s status as a retired three star general.
“It does look like Q, but there is no reference to QAnon anywhere on that site,” Granville said.
Attorneys for Flynn and Papadopoulos did not immediately return requests for comment.
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