Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, April 03, 2020

Telecoms engineers are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown, as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology spread by celebrities such as Amanda Holden prompt members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital mobile phone and broadband networks. ... In one widely circulated video that has attracted millions of views on Twitter alone, individuals working for the broadband company Community Fibre are abused by a woman who claimed without any evidence that they were installing 5G as part of a plot to kill the population.


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Facebook has removed one anti-5G group in which users were being encouraged to supply footage of them destroying mobile phone equipment, with some contributors seemingly under the pretense that it may stop the spread of coronavirus and some running leaderboards of where equipment had been targeted.


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Humans are always inventing new ways to be stupid.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-03 03:58 PM | Reply

You can fix stupid, and you can't convince an (R)tard their stupid conspiracy theories are wrong because Alex Jones, or Limbaugh told them a fairy tale and they are stoooopid enough to believe it.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-03 04:00 PM | Reply

5G is quite possibly harmful to our health, but it's unrelated to this virus.

There's a reason firefighters were able to ban 5G transmitters from being mounted on fire stations.

Firefighters in California are now exempt from having 5G antennas installed at fire stations. After producing medical data indicating neurological damage to all firefighters working out of a station with 5G antennas, the firefighter's union (IAFF) managed to get the Governor of California to make an exemption for future stations to have cell towers installed.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-04-03 04:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's a virus not cancer.

Stupid people.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-03 05:58 PM | Reply

It's been known for a long time that cellular and even radio tower radiation has been harmful to human health, especially for those who spend a prolonged time in close proximity to the emitting source it. We've been saturating our bodies with these and other unnatural waves for a long time now. Most likely we've been evolving to adapt to this, but part of that process involves people getting sick and dying. As a society, we've apparently accepted that trade-off for the perks of being able to enjoy modern communications.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-03 06:12 PM | Reply

These are the same folks that believes these propagandists....

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-03 06:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 RightOCenter you cashing in on all these glaringly obvious civil liability lawsuits or what?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-03 06:18 PM | Reply

Also do you need an assistant? I see no ethical qualms hooking myself up to that gravy train. I'd be set for life.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-03 07:34 PM | Reply

"There are lots of people who lack education but who have great natural intelligence and a desire to learn, including most of the people I grew up with. Stupid is different. To win a degree in stupid, you have to willfully reject facts in favor of superstitions, myths, fears and conspiracy theories. And then get all your news from fake or biased news sites targeted at the stupid."

Alan Caron

#9 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-04-04 08:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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