Ofcom reiterates 5G is Safe after Arson attacks

British telecommunications regulator Ofcom found it appropriate to clarify that 5G is secure after a rash of assaults on engineers and cell towers. If you have social media, you've undoubtedly come across the messages that have proliferated in part because of celebrity endorsements such as Woody Harrelson and Amanda Holden.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 12:59 IST

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People rely on mobile communications

Some of the posts encourage people to burn down 5G towers, and some have even built a "scoreboard" between cities. Not to say something about the IQ of those who answered the calls, but not just 5G towers are many of those set on fire.

The conspiracy theorists 'arguments are, of course, entirely unsubstantiated. We know that "ionizing" frequencies can cause DNA damage far higher than what is used only for 5G-like UV and X-rays-but not viruses. Ofcom goes on to state that its 5G tests go back several years and refer to its EMF measurements in ten cities where 5G resides. 

5G faces no security threat except idiocy and vandalism. More than ever, in the COVID-19 pandemic, people rely on mobile communications to stay linked and secure.

To convince them to take action against 5G conspiracy content, Ofcom and the UK Government have held discussions with major social networks. When we wrote to Facebook earlier this week about a tower burning video, the company replied that it does not meet their "community values" and the video will remain live.


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