YouTube continues to host content produced by QAnon influencers and in some cases appears to be making ad revenue from the videos, a new analysis shows.
Media Matters for America reported on Wednesday that it had identified at least 14 QAnon "ban-evasion channels" on YouTube, in addition to several foreign-language channels that appear to have rebranded in an effort to spread QAnon content.
On Thursday, Media Matters updated its report to note that seven of the channels had been removed but numerous others remain live. Newsweek checked YouTube at the time of writing and confirmed that multiple channels reported on by Media Matters were still online.
"In response, one of the QAnon shows whose ban-evasion channels got removed has already announced that it will launch another ban-evasion channel 'shortly,'" Alex Kaplan, a senior researcher at Media Matters and the report's author, tweeted on Thursday. He went on to highlight some of the QAnon influencers still on YouTube.