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YouTube.com - Viral: The 5G Conspiracy Theory by @BBC Stories

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Reply YouTube.com - Viral: The 5G Conspiracy Theory by @BBC Stories (Original post)
KWR65 Dec 2020 OP
ancianita Dec 2020 #1
Generic Other Dec 2020 #2
Fritz Walter Dec 2020 #4
TigressDem Dec 2020 #3
hkp11 Dec 2020 #5
erpowers Dec 2020 #6

Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:05 PM

1. From techdirt, my go-to -- don't believe corporate hype, including the BBC's.

We've made it repeatedly clear that 5G now exists in some kind of alternate reality, untethered from this complicated mortal plane.

One one side, you've got telecom giants, hardware vendors, and some politicians busy pretending that 5G is a revolutionary game changer, something you just sprinkle around to create near Utopian smart cities, smart vehicles, and miracle cancer cures.

On the other side, you've got an international cabal of conspiracy theorists with a head full of pudding, who think 5G gives them COVID or is a diabolical deep state, mind-surveillance tool.

Of course 5G is neither of those things. It's a pretty modest evolution for existing wireless standards. One that's technically less dangerous than existing cellular networks, according to actual experts. And while it will offer faster speeds eventually, U.S. implementation of 5G is spotty and slow (in some cases slower than 4G), resulting in some fairly underwhelming first impressions.
It's worth neither the hype nor the fear expended on it so far.

That's not stopping the 5G conspiracy theorists. Earlier this year, folks began burning down 5G cell towers and even hiding razor blades on utility polls in the mistaken belief that 5G spreads COVID, controls minds, or is part of a new diabolical surveillance effort by the "deep state."

(If you think any of these claims are true, your head has been filled with gibberish by charlatans and you need a time out).
More recently, scammers selling micro faraday cages for your router have popped up to target the gullible, promising to block the harmful impact of 5G. The products themselves are hysterical in their innate stupidity, actively blocking all wireless signals emitting from wireless routers, at prices that make no coherent sense...

Again, 5G exists in this really kind of amazing alternative reality where it's either some amazing technological revolution that's going to change everything, or it's part of some diabolical plot to kill or monitor people who watch too much YouTube.

The reality, that 5G is a semi-important but kind of dull evolution of existing technology, rarely makes an appearance.


https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201202/09010845809/somehow-5g-paranoia-is-only-getting-dumber.shtml

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:06 PM

2. Motive for this disinfo campaign?

Let's ask Putin. Who stands to gain if our infrastructure is destroyed by these nitwits?

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 04:35 PM

4. I blame the Vogons*

They want to demolish Earth, so how much easier -- and cheaper -- would it be for them to sow the seeds of these ludicours conspiracy theories among the easily-led, hard-of-thinking masses? Rather than launching planet-destroying artillery? Especially with SO many gullible Earthlings!

Now, where did I put that Electronic Sub-etha Signalling Device...?
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*For those unfamiliar with the works of Douglas Adams, first, don't panic! Then, please consult your local public library for "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:21 PM

3. Possible motive for Nashville bombing?

Some speculate that it was a suicide bomber with something against AT&T, as the RV was parked near enough to do a lot of damage to their lines. Outages as far as Georgia reported.



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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 07:32 PM

5. wow! just crazies

sure there are radiation waves with 5G, but not much to harm humans. but 5G radiation poisoning, and there is no coronavirus - government is trying to control your lives

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 12:21 AM

6. People Wanting Attention?

How much of this is people wanting attention? Are the leaders of this 5G conspiracy theory and the celebrities who support the conspiracy theory just people trying to get attention? Did some of the leaders of this 5G conspiracy theory and the celebrities who support it decide to talk about and tweet about this conspiracy theory because they understood that the easiest way to trend is to say, or do something stupid.

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