Tech

Twitter has apologised for slapping a COVID-19 label on tweets about 5G, but experts say the platform’s algorithm could be encouraging the spread of conspiracy theories

On Friday, Twitter users noticed that the platform was marking tweets mentioning “5G” or “oxygen” with a warning about COVID-19 misinformation. Mislabeling tweets that link 5G and COVID-19 could help to “raise the profile” of the popular conspiracy theory that the cellular technology caused the coronavirus outbreak, according to social […]
Twitter has apologised for slapping a COVID-19 label on tweets about 5G, but experts say the platform’s algorithm could be encouraging the spread of conspiracy theories
Strategy

I’m the scientist who sets the global guidelines on 5G safety. Take it from me: 5G doesn’t cause cancer or spread COVID-19.

Dr. Eric van Rongen is vice chair at the International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection, which sets the global guidelines for phone makers and telecommunications companies on how much radiation is safe for humans. Contrary to many 5G conspiracy theories, phone radiation heats the human body the equivalent of having […]
I’m the scientist who sets the global guidelines on 5G safety. Take it from me: 5G doesn’t cause cancer or spread COVID-19.
Tech

A $416 USB drive claiming to block ‘electric fog’ caused by 5G turned out to be a generic $6 drive covered in a shiny sticker

A USB drive that retails for $US416 and claims to block 5G radiation was proven to be a generic drive costing around $US6. 5GBioShield said their USB “blocks imbalanced electric oscillations” with “breakthrough ‘quantum’ holographic nano-layer catalyzer technology.” None of these words mean anything. IT security firm Pen Test Partners […]
A $416 USB drive claiming to block ‘electric fog’ caused by 5G turned out to be a generic $6 drive covered in a shiny sticker
Tech

YouTube finally deleted notorious conspiracy theorist David Icke’s channel after he spread COVID-19 misinformation

YouTube has finally deleted notorious conspiracy theorist David Icke’s official channel, having repeatedly warned him not to violate its policies. “YouTube has clear policies prohibiting any content that disputes the existence and transmission of Covid-19 as described by the WHO and the NHS,” a YouTube spokesperson told Business Insider. Icke […]
YouTube finally deleted notorious conspiracy theorist David Icke’s channel after he spread COVID-19 misinformation
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Arsonists attacked a mobile phone mast serving a new coronavirus hospital in the UK after ‘deluded’ 5G conspiracy theorists triggered a wave of attacks

Arsonists have targeted a phone mast serving a newly-built coronavirus hospital in the UK, as the conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the virus continues to spread. 40 phone masts have so far been targeted by arsonists and vandals since the pandemic began. Communications workers have been harassed on the […]
Arsonists attacked a mobile phone mast serving a new coronavirus hospital in the UK after ‘deluded’ 5G conspiracy theorists triggered a wave of attacks