QAnon Telegram Account Is World's 'Largest Antisemitic Online Channel'

One of the most popular QAnon accounts on encrypted messaging service Telegram, which has shared antisemitic conspiracy theories in the past, appears to have started moving further into outright Holocaust denialism.

The GhostEzra account, which has more than 334,000 subscribers on Telegram, is by far one of the most popular QAnon accounts on the app, dwarfing other advocates of the radical conspiracy theory in terms of followers and reach.

The account has grown rapidly in popularity by frequently sharing conspiracies and misinformation too extreme even for other QAnon influencers.

These include falsely claiming that President Joe Biden is dead and being played by a hologram or a body double wearing a mask, misinformation about the 2020 election and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as wildly suggesting a host of female celebrities and politicians are actually men.

Earlier in May, the GhostEzra account went on an antisemitic tirade on Telegram, sharing a string of posts to his hundreds of thousands of followers which include encouraging them to watch a 12-hour-long neo-Nazi propaganda film that claims Jewish people were responsible for both World Wars and communism.

The account has now shared a post denying the Holocaust, which has already been viewed tens of thousands of times and created thousands of agreeing comments in response.

GhostEzra posted a map highlighting the countries that have existing laws banning Holocaust denial, with the word Holocaust placed in quotation marks.

"18 countries don't want you talking about this. Usually the first sign to start talking about it," GhostEzra wrote.

This is not a new development for the account, which previously asked why billionaire philanthropist, and frequent target of antisemitic conspiracy theories, George Soros "not only survived the holocaust, but actually thrived through it?"

On May 13, GhostEzra posted that he is writing a report on World War II but is "stuck" on the Holocaust and the fact 6 million Jewish people were killed.

"How many died. I'm not feeling too comfortable trusting Wikipedia's answer on this one," the account added.

On May 4, GhostEzra also wrote on Telegram: "The two most taboo topics are the shape of the earth and the Holocaust. I wonder why this is? We should find out."

GhostEzra is the absolute worst of the worst. An out and proud Neo-Nazi who uses QAnon and Flat Earth as a way to lure people into horrific anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. pic.twitter.com/6adGA6ED0e

— Poker and Politics (@PokerPolitics) May 26, 2021

Nazis are flocking to GhostEzra's telegram channel to seize the opportunity to redpill QAnon believers on the JQ pic.twitter.com/VX9s8IUxDU

— Feminist Proper Gander (@dappergander) May 26, 2021

Marc-André Argentino, a researcher who studies QAnon, described how GhostEzra's account has now become a "hub for radicalization" and posting neo-Nazi rhetoric on a scale not seen anywhere else on Telegram.

"What is important is that there is no Nazi channel, no white supremacist channel that has tens of thousands of members, nevermind 335k," tweeted Argentino, who is a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program (INDI) at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

"GhostEzra (and a few others) are introducing violent extremist ideologies to a large pool of extremists.

"This could still be called an emerging trend, there was always antisemitism, or elements of in QAnon, but the type of content being shared in the GhostEzra channel is not the norm and has taken very extreme turns."

Arieh Kovler, writer and former head of policy and research for Britain's Jewish Leadership Council, added that GhostEzra's account "might now be the largest antisemitic online channel or forum" in the world.

"I can't think of anywhere that comes anywhere near that scale, at least in English," Kovler tweeted.

GhostEzra's popularity and sharing of more outlandish conspiracies has also caused friction among fellow QAnon advocates who believe he is damaging the movement.

The CJTRUTH account, which has more than 133,000 subscribers on Telegram, wrote on May 21: "The antiQ cabal Twitter accounts and fake news media loves to promote Ghost Ezra. Ghost Ezra puts truths out there then sprinkles ridiculous outlandish lies with it.

"The Ghost Ezra channel does not represent me and most Patriots I know. Question everything, think for yourself and be careful who you follow."

Jordan Sather, who has also been accused of antisemitism in the past, told his more than 58,000 Telegram followers: "Making note of potential disinformation artists infiltrating our movement (or seemingly honest people acting irresponsibly by posting clear misinformation) is not 'hating' or 'attacking', it is looking out for you. I find that to be quite loving, in fact. Tough love.

"There are predators all over the Media (mainstream and alt.) looking to grift you for clicks and cash."

Telegram has been contacted for comment.

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(File photo) A QAnon sticker is seen on the back of a car on November 6, 2020 in Los Angeles as the entire nation awaits the result of the presidential election. One of the most popular QAnon advocates on the encrypted messaging app Telegram is posting antisemitic content to its 334,000 followers. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images