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What actually is 5G and why is it plagued by conspiracy theories?

The development of 4G’s successor began before the fourth-generation wireless network had even rolled out. In 2008, less than a year after Steve Jobs unveiled the first ever iPhone, Nasa started work on 5G in the hope that the futuristic technology would one day facilitate “a new economy in space“.

Where did the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory come from?

A fringe campaign has attracted celebrities, incited acts of vandalism and now protests are planned