Q: Into the Storm (HBO Documentary)

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  1. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Q: Into The Storm, a six-part documentary series from director Cullen Hoback

    Another good HBO Documentary.
    Political, so I don’t except any discussion here, but I found it a very interesting story,

    HBO Summary:
    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.

    Hoback gains unprecedented access to key players including Jim and Ron Watkins, the father/son team behind the 8chan website which “Q” calls home, explores their rivalry with Fredrick Brennan, the original creator of the platform, and interviews “Q-tubers,” Q debunkers, political operatives, and journalists who have been closely following the movement since it began in 2017.

    The series examines the connections between QAnon, President Trump, and political and ex-military operatives. It also explores QAnon’s influence on American culture and politics and probes the consequences of unfettered free speech permeating the darkest corners of the internet.​
     
  2. eddyj

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    There has been some discussion of this in the Politics area.
     
  3. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Is that for paid subscribers? I only did a quick look but couldn’t find it.
     
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    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    Yes.
     
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    For those expecting to see lots of links between the things that Q says (or more accurately doesn't say) and any proof that there is some truth to it or not, this series is not necessarily that. It follows, mostly the three major players in the platform that Q used and speculates who Q might be. There are a few Q theorists interviewed but it's mostly for background. The stories of the three players is highly interesting though
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, it's really a history of 8chan, with background. And of course the Q phenomenon plays a big role in that. But it felt to me like they forced it into a Q documentary in the editing because Q is sexier than 8chan.
     
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    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Exactly. And Q is in the news and few people have heard of 8chan, and that wouldn't draw in any viewers. But, with that said, at least there's a potential reveal at the end.
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, that was kinda funny. I suspect it was completely unexpected...the guy just blurted it out. (And frankly, I didn't think it sounded any more incriminating than many of the other things he said, but the filmmaker seemed to take it as much stronger proof...)
     
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  9. Tony_T

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    I wasn’t going to watch it at first. I watched part of the final ep after the “reveal” made the news and found it interesting and then went back and started from ep 1 on HBO Max.
     
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    The story of 8chan and the three miscreants involved to me was fascinating. If nothing else, they are all pretty interesting people, and those looking at learning a bit how the "dark web" works would be intrigued by this story. What it reveals about Q is really minimal, and not much more than most of us with some interest know already, unless of course you believe that the reveal is true. And the revealed person might not even be the original Q, and most likely isn't.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    And what's really interesting is, for all 8chan's (and Q's) influence, how small and pathetic these guys really are.
     
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