The story behind those burning towers
What’s not to like? 5G can deliver data rates that are up to 100 times faster than 4G; yet misinformation has become a growing threat
Fuelled by fake news, angry citizens began burning down cellular towers across Britain early in April. By mid May, nearly 80 towers had been affected.
Information is circulating that the radio waves of 5G — the newest generation of mobile tech — can suppress the immune system, making people more susceptible to catching the coronavirus. Some claims even go so far as to suggest that the virus can be transmitted through the use of 5G technology. No solid peer-reviewed evidence can back up these claims...