Fact check: 5G technology is not linked to coronavirus

By Matthew Brown

The claim: 5G has been increasing and even causing the spread of coronavirus across the globe

Conspiracy theories that the novel coronavirus is caused by new telecommunications technology have gained traction over the past few weeks, despite a consensus among experts that such claims are wrong.

Viral posts on social media alleging that COVID-19 is either caused or exasperated by 5G technology have spread. Other posts allege that the virus itself is a cover-up for the adverse health impacts experienced from 5G exposure.

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