What is Huawei and why is its role in UK’s 5G so controversial?

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The UK government is due to announce its decision on the extent of the Chinese firm Huawei’s participation in the 5G network. What is Huawei and why has it become controversial? Fast-growing Huawei is arguably China’s first global multinational. The Shenzhen-based company makes mobile phones, base stations and the intelligent routers that facilitate communications around […]

Eamonn Holmes responds to complaints over handling of Covid-19 5G claims

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This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes has said he does not believe in conspiracy theories linking the roll-out of 5G mobile phone networks to coronavirus, while still insisting that “many people are rightly concerned and are looking for answers”. Media regulator Ofcom is investigating the ITV daytime show as a priority following hundreds of complaints that Holmes […]

Eamonn Holmes criticised for giving credence to Covid-19 5G conspiracy theory

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The This Morning co-host Eamonn Holmes has suggested that it may “suit the state narrative” to dismiss false claims linking 5G technology and coronavirus. He spoke out on the ITV show after the presenter Alice Beer described the conspiracy theories as “ridiculous” and “incredibly stupid”. Holmes, who was co-presenting with his wife, Ruth Langsford, responded […]

How false claims about 5G health risks spread into the mainstream

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A year ago, hoax theories about the dangers of 5G had barely pierced the public’s consciousness, largely remaining confined to serious conspiracy theorists such as David Icke. In recent weeks, baseless claims about risks associated with the next-generation mobile technology have gone mainstream. Claims linking 5G to the coronavirus pandemic have led to petrol bomb […]

At least 20 UK phone masts vandalised over false 5G coronavirus claims

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At least 20 mobile phone masts across the UK are believed to have been torched or otherwise vandalised since Thursday, according to government and industry sources who are increasingly concerned about the impact of baseless theories linking coronavirus to 5G networks. There have been noticeable clusters of attacks on masts around Liverpool and the West […]