There are many conspiracy theories around the world about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some say that this is a bio-weapon that China has created, so many people believe that it is happening because of 5G. In many places, 5G conspiracy theory is being relied upon and hundreds of such videos have been created on YouTube.
According to a report by the Guardian, some people set fire to 7 mobile towers in Birmingham, UK last week. Not only that, some of those who believe in this conspiracy theory has also spoken to broadband engineers. Even the report says that they have been threatened.
What is Corona and 5G conspiracy Theory?
Social media, instant messaging apps and YouTube are flooded with content that is reported to have caused the coronavirus to spread. 5G is the 5th Generation Wireless Communication Technology with cellular data network support. It has been launched for a large-scale trial in 2019 last year.
There are two kinds of conspiracy theories:
Roughly corona and 5G conspiracies are two-way runnings. However, such Facebook posts have been shared since late January. There are two sections that believe in this theory.
The first section claims that 5G weakens the immune system and that people are quickly exposed to the virus. The second section, the section that shares this conspiracy theory, believes that it is transmitting the virus from 5G technology.
People who believe in this conspiracy believe that the corona is growing because of the 5G signal and has now become an epidemic. But is it really so?
Scientists have described it as ‘nonsense’
According to a BBC report, Dr. A. K. Singh, an associate professor of cellular microbiology, said: “We are not going to be able to do so. Simon Clark has said that both kinds of things are utter nonsense. They also say that 5G affects people’s immune systems, which would also be wrong.
Now tech companies are also gearing up to reduce the reach of posts and videos with corona and 5G’s conspiracy theory. Video platform YouTube said the company will suppress content that explains the concept theory of 5G and coronaviruses.
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