Sunday June 7, 2020

HSE to meet social media giants over 5G fringe conspiracies

The move follows a spate of attacks on telecommunications masts in Donegal and Cork in recent days

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

3rd May, 2020
The European Commission and the World Health Organisation, among others, have confirmed that there is no truth in the rumours of a link between Covid-19 and 5G

The HSE is to meet with social media companies to raise concerns about a conspiracy theory linking 5G networks to the coronavirus, after a number of masts were attacked in recent weeks.

Communications masts in Donegal and Cork have been damaged in what is believed to be a result of an online campaign which falsely links 5G technology to the spread of Covid-19. Neither of the masts was part of the 5G network.

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