YouTube will suppress videos that peddle 5G-coronavirus conspiracy

  • YouTube will suppress videos that peddle 5G-coronavirus conspiracy

YouTube will suppress videos that peddle 5G-coronavirus conspiracy

Scientists have hit out at celebrities promoting conspiracy theories linking 5G technology with coronavirus.

While it's not clear who exactly is behind the attacks, the culprits don't appear to be checking for the presence of actual 5G - one attack in Birmingham wrecked a tower that provided LTE access at most. Incidents in Birmingham and Liverpool are being investigated, according to the BBC.

Cheers actor Woody Harrelson (pictured left) shared a 5G conspiracy theory linking it to the virus. Even worse, it seems some people are setting 5G cell towers ablaze in a horribly misguided, unsafe attempt to end the Coronavirus pandemic.

A video posted on Facebook is further fueling the coronavirus-5G conspiracy theory.

Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, is to hold talks with platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and Twitter "to hammer this message home", the source said.

There are no scientific studies to prove the relation between 5G and coronavirus. There was however a post with the title "burn baby burn - it's begun", which accompanied videos of telecoms equipment ablaze, has been allowed to remain online at this time.

Researchers say there's no connection - and have called the people making the claim a "public health danger". Vodafone has said the attacks are "now a matter of national security".

"It beggars belief that some people should want to harm the very networks that are providing essential connectivity to the emergency services, the NHS, and rest of the country during this hard lockdown period", wrote United Kingdom chief executive Nick Jeffery.

"It also makes me angry to learn that some people have been abusing our engineers as they go about their business".

As we can see from the video, the lady has been convinced that 5G is spreading the coronavirus, this is shocking that people are believing this utter nonsense.

The fake news doesn't end with arson.

Mr Jeffrey warned that online stories connecting coronavirus to 5G were "utterly baseless" and asked people to stop sharing them on social media to help prevent "serious consequences". In an effort to curb the spread of misinformation, YouTube has made a decision to suppress those videos. The world has enough problems to deal with already not hooliganism again. It provided 2G, 3G and 4G services to thousands of people, but did not have 5G capability, the company said.