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5G - Check the facts [From Mobile UK]

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Note: The information and video below were created by Mobile UK. Original source here

5G is game-changing. We are already seeing the impact it is having in industries worldwide. With any advance in technology people will always have questions. These include ‘Is 5G safe?’ ‘Are 5G masts safe?’ ‘Can 5G spread #COVID-19?’ ‘Why do we need 5G?’. In our latest campaign video, our Head of Policy and Communications Gareth Elliott answers these key questions and provides you with the facts about 5G.


We launched our public information campaign ‘#5GCheckTheFacts’, in February 2021 to inform, educate and busts the myths surrounding the next generation mobile network, 5G. For more factually accurate information to help alleviate any concerns and improve understanding about 5G visit here.

To stay up to date with the latest news and the #5GCheckTheFacts campaign follow @MobileUK_News on Twitter and LinkedIn. 


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Just happened upon this useful nugget, thank you @Chris_K 👍

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@pgn wrote:

Just happened upon this useful nugget, thank you @Chris_K 👍


@pgn   Of course you did Sherlock 😂

Well done anyway and thanks for the info @Chris_K (had missed this completely)

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Glad it's useful and/or interesting for you both slight_smile

It's crazy how many conspiracy theories we've seen over the past couple of years, alongside seeing masts (ours and competitors) being vandalised. Right at the start of the pandemic was when it seemed to be at its worst, with some folk theorising that 5G masts were 'stealing oxygen', some folk saying it was a secret military weapon that was being tested (yep, seriously...), and some random folk claiming people need to listen to them because they're experts at biology, networking and radiology at the same time - all while claiming 5G is solely responsible for Covid-19, the death of bees, global warming and cars rusting.

Social media is amazing - it let's us all stay in touch with our family, friends, favourite sports teams, celebrities and personalities, or the companies you use, but the ugly side of social media is the spread of fake news, disinformation, and the rise of keyboard warriors that need to flex their keystrokes even if they don't understand what they're shouting about - but they saw something on Twitter/Facebook and need to jump on the band wagon...


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