China’s regulators on Sunday ordered financial technology company Ant Group to “return to payment origins” and rectify what they described as illegal financial activities in its credit, insurance and wealth management businesses, in a move that could result in a major restructuring of the company’s operations. On Monday, shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is also controlled by...
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I Helped Uncover QAnon. Failed Prophecies Won’t Kill It
I first stumbled upon the collective delusion we now refer to as QAnon in November 2017, just a few weeks after it began as a series of conspiratorial posts on one of the internet’s more untamed bulletin boards. In a sprawling discussion thread on 4chan titled “Calm Before the Storm”—a reference to a quote from the prior month by then-President Donald Trump—an...
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