ZDNet: 5G mast arson, coronavirus conspiracy theories force social media to walk a fine censorship line

ZDNet: 5G mast arson, coronavirus conspiracy theories force social media to walk a fine censorship line. “There have been at least 61 suspected arson attacks against telephone masts in the United Kingdom alone in recent weeks, including against those serving local hospitals, and it is believed the uptake in vandalism is due to the deluge of 5G theories being shared across social media. The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Cyprus, and Sweden have also experienced mast arson attacks. While these theories have been debunked, with agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO), technology vendors, telecoms providers, and governments attempting to stop the spread of such misinformation, the conspiracy link between 5G and the novel coronavirus persists. ”