5G tower attacks prompts counter-terror investigation, Vodafone UK boss claims

Grant Boone
April 6, 2020

"There is absolutely no credible evidence of a link between 5G and coronavirus", it added.

A not insignificant number of people seem to be on board with the idea that 5G is at least somewhat to blame for the spread of coronavirus, with one theory suggesting it weakens the human immune system with its supposedly harmful radiation or.

If we were anxious that Malaysians had questionable beliefs about the novel coronavirus, then at least we should be thankful the conspiracy theory that 5G causes Covid-19 has not yet reached our shores.

Conspiracy theories tying 5G networks to the coronavirus pandemic are troubling telecom authorities in the United Kingdom and are being cited as possible motivation for multiple cellphone tower fires in the past week.

The first two fires - in Belfast, North Ireland, and Birmingham, England - occurred Thursday.

Three mobile phone towers in the Uk have been set alight amid conspiracy theories linking the new technology to COVID-19. Her postings to Instagram and Twitter went viral, and many accused her of spreading misinformation about the virus.

Yet the conspiracy theories are quickly reaching a massive audience - thanks in parts to celebrities now sharing it with millions of people on social media.

But in today's press briefing, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove came out and dismissed them as utter rubbish. He further went on to add that conspiracy theories linking 5G with Covid-19 were "just nonsense, risky nonsense as well".

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Dr Michael Head, senior research fellow in global health at the University of Southampton, commented on the worrying trend: face "Conspiracy theorists are a public health danger who once read a Facebook page".

For quite a while many loonies conspiracy theorists have been trying to convince not just themselves but able minded people that 5G kills.

Mobile UK, the trade body which represents network providers, said key workers had been abused and infrastructure threatened as a result of the claims.

YouTube's actions could help prevent further attacks, which might be vital at a time when remote connections are more important than ever.

Brendan Wren, professor of microbial pathogenesis at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said a connection between the phone masts and the virus would be "both a physical and biological impossibility".

"We are aware of inaccurate information being shared online about 5G", the U.K.'s Department of Culture, Media, and Sport tweeted on Friday.

Videos reportedly showing new 5G masts on fire were posted on social media after theories about the link between the mobile technology and Covid-19 circulated online, as a backlash against the new technology has began to grow.

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