The QAnon conspiracy is fake. The harm it's doing to child welfare groups is real

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN

November 28, 2020

For Young, it's clear that reprieve from the conspiracy theory will start only when people realize the correlation between spreading it online and the harm it brings to at-risk children.

"If there was any message I could give to somebody who's sort of wrapped up on these online forums, it's that your fight against disinformation would be a fight against child sexual abuse," she said.

"You fighting this stuff and not sharing it and not sending it around if that's the least you could do is simply not participate in it you would be helping the actual folks that are fighting child sexual abuse rather than sharing this or helping to pour gas on the fire."