It is a fact that the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has been accompanied by a infodemia. An overabundance of good and bad information that constrains the dissemination of truthful and facilitates the expansion of conspiracy theories as it begins to be a problem in the Uk.
As surprising as that may seem, in the european country is penetrating the false idea that the coronavirus is linked to the fifth generation of mobile networks. So much so that in recent days there have been a number of burning of towers of mobile telephony antennas in several parts of the United Kingdom.
And, of course, it is an absolute falsehood, the relation of the 5G and the COVID-19. Although the literature has been widely shared on social networks and other platforms such as YouTube, even for accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers, the researchers stress that such claims are “pure trash” and biologically impossible.
The Uk Government requested the help of the technology to end with the conspiranoia
To prevent the spread of this conspiracy theory, the secretary of Culture of the Government of the United Kingdom, Oliver Dowden, is in talks with platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and Twitter to “hammer” the message that spread misinformation about 5G is unacceptable, reported this Sunday The Guardian.
However, the platform of videos from Google, YouTube, is already ahead of the request and on the same Sunday reported that reduce the amount of content that spreads the false linkage between the technology G, and the coronavirus that recommend to users. That means that it will limit its spread, but will not delete them if you do not violate their policies.
The decision was made shortly after they had new attacks to towers of telecommunications. Specifically, four antennas, two on Vodafone and two others shared by the british company O2, were attacked after that in earlier days three masts more to suffer attacks after spreading the rumors that link them to the spread of the coronavirus.
The attacks, in addition to affecting property, it has also harmed people. According to The Guardian, telecommunications engineers have been faced during the last few days both verbal threats and physical on the part of people who believe that “the radiation of antennas 5G cause risks to the health and reduces the immune system of the people”.
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