QAnon believers think this Nancy Pelosi video contains secret messages
Language experts believe they may have identified the founders of the conspiracy theory QAnon.
The so-called “linguist detectives” used machine learning to track patterns of speech on social media and believe they’ve successfully pinpointed the founder, the New York Times reports.
QAnon is a movement that has gained prominence, particularly in the United States. Its followers believe that there is an anonymous top-secret government agent named “Q” who operates within the “deep state” with access to secrets.
The two teams of linguistics detectives were Claude-Alain Roten and Lionel Pousaz, who are part of the Swiss start-up OrphAnalytics, and Florian Cafiero and Jean-Baptiste Camps who are French computational linguists.
The detectives identified Paul Furber – a South African software developer – as one of the founders of the QAnon movement.