Fox News Channel is running advertising for a stuffed teddy bear promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory.
QAnon is the debunked right-wing conspiracy that politicians and celebrities are involved in sex trafficking.
Fox is running ads for “Trumpy Bear,” using themes from QAnon forums. The ad claims that “a storm is coming,” which is the same language conspiracy theorists have been utilizing.
Fox News is now running ads for QAnon Trumpy Bears. This is not a parody. pic.twitter.com/LUZGjc6Jid
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 11, 2020
The Trump campaign has been allowing true believers in the conspiracy theory to promote it at official campaign events.
At the same time, Facebook and other social media companies have allowed their services to become a major recruitment point for the conspiracies. Millions have joined in since.