The world’s most popular QAnon post aggregator has been taken offline, after its webmaster – a Citigroup employee named Jason Gelinas – was doxxed by Logically.com and later stalked by Bloomberg‘s William Turton – who drove out to his house for an interview.
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
Under the username ‘QAppAnon,’ Gelinas launched Qmap.pub in May of 2018 under the username ‘QAppAnon,’ – which boasted over 10 million visitors in July according to SimilarWeb. The site aggregated ‘Q drops,’ messages posted by an anonymous individual (or individuals) to image board ‘8kun’ promoting the theory that President Trump is part of a military intelligence operation by ‘white hat’ insiders to take down the deep state – arresting and prosecuting corrupt government officials and pedophiles.
Because ‘8kun’ users often post graphic or objectionable material, Qmap.pub provided followers of the movement a ‘clean’ platform to follow Q drops.
Now, this is all that appears when one visits the site:
When reached at home by Bloomberg‘s Turton and asked about the Logically report, Gelinas said “I’m not going to comment on any of that,” adding “I’m not going to get involved. I want to stay out of it.”
Wearing an American flag baseball cap, Gelinas said that QAnon is a “patriotic movement to save the country.”
Hours after the initial contact from Bloomberg News, the website was no longer accessible. –Bloomberg
How did Logically track down Gelinas?
According to their report, the website used a now-deleted Facebook post to track him down via email.
“Our investigation can reveal that QAPPANON is not Watkins, but instead a New Jersey man in his forties with prominent roles in technical analysis and IT security for the banking sector.
QAPPANON’s email address was initially discovered during our investigation into QMap’s translation efforts and international reach. A now-deleted Facebook post allowed us to trace the email to a CNET download cache for the QMap app as well as a new app in development called Armor of God.
And according to Gelinas’ LinkedIn profile, he’s an information security analyst for Citigroup.
So – now that Gelinas has been outed as the man behind the most popular QAnon site on the planet, which has now been deactivated, what else does he have to worry about?