“The name QAnon itself is a portmanteau: Q refers to the highest level of security clearance a Department of Energy employee can attain — credentials claimed by someone posting as ‘Q’ on anonymous message boards, beginning in 2017 with prognostications about a supposed ring of child abusers and sex offenders in the Democratic Party and the “deep state.” Although their predictions started out very specific, when those were not fulfilled, they became more and more vague. And when we say vague, we mean incomprehensible.” Here’s Why BuzzFeed News Is Calling QAnon A ‘Collective Delusion’ From Now On. “QAnon is much bigger — and more dangerous — than other conspiracy theories.”