HBO Says QAnon’s “Q” is Ron Watkins, Filipino Son of 8Chan Owner Jim Watkins

Ron Watkins

This is some of the worst fake news I’ve seen yet.

Given that it is fake news about fake news, I wonder if we could be in a fake news death spiral.

It’s a black hole of super-dense fake news, in which a new universe is forming.

Daily Mail:

A new HBO docu-series has named the head of QAnon as Ron Watkins, the son of the founder of 8Chan.

Q: Into The Storm is airing on HBO Max on March 21. Its filmmakers name Watkins, the son of 8Chan founder Jim Watkins, as Q, the head of the right-wing, pro-Trump conspiracy theory group.

Ron Watkins is interviewed as part of the series as his father and other members of the group.

It’s unclear why filmmaker Cullen Hoback thinks he is Q. Holback says he spent three years studying the right-wing group and he is interviewed for the series.

In a trailer for it, he told the filmmakers: ‘So you’re making a list of who might be Q?

‘Let’s continue then.’

Ron is the administrator of 8Chan (now known as 8Kun), an online message board where QAnon sprouted roots in 2017 and gained followers.

It’s unclear if ‘Q’ – if it is Ronald Watkins – could face any criminal charges in relation to the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

I guess the marketing strategy is working – I’m sure as hell going to torrent this.

Seriously – wat?

From HBO‘s website:

Q: Into The Storm, a six-part documentary series from director Cullen Hoback (Terms and Conditions May Apply) and Executive Producer Adam McKay (HBO’s Succession), charts a labyrinthine journey to uncover the forces behind QAnon.

Spanning three years in the making and traversing the globe, the series follows filmmaker Hoback as he investigates the movement fueled by conspiracy theories that has grown in scope and political significance, chronicling its evolution in real time, and revealing how “Q” uses information warfare to game the internet, hijack politics, and manipulate people’s thinking.

Yes, it’s definitely manipulating people’s thinking.

But what are the results?

Have they helped America or Donald Trump?

Or have they kept people who should be angry quiet as they believe that Trump will soon be reinstalled as the true president?