Texas blackout conspiracy: QAnon blames President Biden and China for deadly winter storm and power crisis

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The viral Qanon Conspiracy Theory blames Biden and China for the Texas crisis

Remember QAnon? It started as a far-right-wing fringe spectacle and has now gone mainstream? The members of this community were initially shrugged off as people who embrace a range of unsubstantiated beliefs. In 2020, QAnon followers swamped social media with false data about COVID-19, the BLM protests and the presidential election, and enlisted several new supporters to their ranks. However, now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) believes that QAnon poses a domestic-terrorism threat. Also Read: Explained: Everything to know about Texas winter emergency that caused blackouts

QAnon and Texas blackouts: As if nature’s fury and blackouts weren’t bad enough for the people of Texas, some people believe that the script for the storm was written by the Biden administration with the help of China. The unproven claims were made even though Texas runs its separate power system and is not federally regulated.

Q influencer strikes: According to a major QAnon conspiracist, InevatibleET, Biden opened up the American power grid to China!

In a post, InevatibleET said, “I started pulling Biden’s [Executive Orders] this morning and I found something buried in the Keystone Pipeline EO… way towards the end of the doc. It turns out that the same day Biden shut down the Keystone Pipeline, he also lifted the security on our power grid for 90 days. Also Read: Typhoon Molave: Vietnam prepares to evacuate over 500,000 people as another tropical storm approaches

“Conclusively, Biden, on his first day in office, opened up the American electrical grid to China,” the post added.

The post goes on to says, “His very first day in office. Three weeks later, 5 million are without power and struggling to keep their families warm, and many livestock are unable to survive the emergent conditions caused by my power and limited water.”

Meanwhile, as we know, Storm Uri together with major grid failure was the reason for the woes of Texans. Also, one must not forget that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT has a monopoly and manages electricity for 90% of the population in Texas. Also Read: Typhoon Haishen: Storm intimidates South Korea after lashing Japan, thousands without power

How’s Texas doing today? The weather in Texas is expected to improve although thousands in the state are still without basic utilities. According to PowerOutage US, 78,941 people in the state are still without power and ERCOT has asked consumers to conserve energy.

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