According to the BBC’s report, the conspiracy theories that emerged on the internet and brought together 5G stations and coronavirus pandemics led to cases where stations across the country were set on fire.
If we look at rumors and conspiracy theories, there is a link between the introduction of 5G technology and the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, these claims do not reflect the truth, but thousands of people repeat and share this information on Facebook and Nextdoor.
According to one of the theories, Wuhan, the city where 5G technology first appeared in China, also attracts attention as one of the places where 5G technology was tried. He then says that the virus has spread to other regions that are 5G. In fact, coronavirus is a virus that transmits extremely fast and it is normal to see the population more frequently in dense areas. In addition, non-5G countries such as Iran and Japan were affected by the outbreak.
In fact, there is no scientific evidence showing a link between the coronavirus pandemic and 5G. In fact, there is currently no research showing that 5G has a direct harm to human health. Previously, when this issue came to the fore, the studies made the claims in vain.
Of course, these facts are not enough to stop the spread of claims. Some regions were attacked by workers laying fiber optic cables. The UK has decided that mobile networks are critical national infrastructures. This does not prevent people from burning 5G towers. Operating in the UK, Ofcom said in a statement he made at a local radio station, Uckfield FM, that “rumors with potential for coronavirus-related damage have been revealed.”
Rumors are not limited to that. A guest speaker, who is stated to be a registered nurse, said in her 20-minute speech that “due to 5G, the coronavirus absorbs oxygen in the lungs of humans”. These words have been shared thousands of times on Facebook.
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