Bloomberg News reports:
A popular website for posts about the conspiracy group QAnon abruptly shut down after a fact-checking group identified the developer as a New Jersey man. Qmap.pub is among the largest websites promoting the QAnon conspiracy, with over 10 million visitors in July, according to web analytics firm SimilarWeb Ltd., and served as the primary archive of QAnon’s posts.
The website aggregates posts by Q, the anonymous figure behind the QAnon theory, and the creator of the Qmap.pub website is known online only as “QAppAnon.” The fact-checking site Logically.ai identified Jason Gelinas of New Jersey on Sept. 10 as the “developer and mouthpiece” for the site. A LinkedIn profile for Gelinas says he works as an information security analyst at Citigroup. Citigroup declined to comment.
The original expose’ is here. Whoa.
After @LocgicallyAi published a report yesterday naming Citigroup employee Jason Gelinas as the man behind the most popular QAnon website, Qmap, I drove to his home in New Jersey and briefly interviewed him outside. https://t.co/mXAUM0zuWK
— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) September 11, 2020
ICYMI: An exclusive investigation by Logically has revealed that online infrastructure vital to the QAnon movement is operated by Jason Gelinas, an information security expert from New Jersey with ties to Credit Suisse and Citigroup.https://t.co/60WOClnwdZ
— Logically (@LogicallyAI) September 10, 2020
Who is behind QAnon's precious site of Q posts? Apparently "a New Jersey man in his forties with prominent roles in technical analysis and IT security for the banking sector," @LogicallyAI says. Jason Gelinas held jobs at Credit Suisse and Citigroup. https://t.co/JootxNs3wK
— Sasha Ingber (@SashaIngber) September 11, 2020