A web of conspiracy?

It has caused birds to fall out of the sky, could give us brain cancer and will make us the pawns of rogue governments – or so 5G conspiracy theorists would have us believe. Why are people so quick to be taken in by such claims, and how are they harming society as a whole?

26th May, 2019
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It is always curious when certain seemingly innocuous terms trigger visceral reactions, acting as a barometer of one’s world view. When apparently mundane things lie at ideological faultlines, their mere mention can induce a surprising passion. The furore over 5G is an example of this phenomenon. You’d be forgiven for thinking a new telecom standard for mobile internet would not arouse much feeling – but you would be mistaken.

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