Threats to 5G Cellular Network Over Coronavirus

This from the Ohio Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Unit: Recently, disinformation campaigns through social media have produced conspiracy theories claiming the new 5G technology weakens the immune system leading to rapid spread of the virus. The disinformation campaigns are generated by violent extremists who encourage attacks on the network infrastructure.

Attacks on the 5G infrastructure began in the United Kingdom where 5G towers were set on fire. The fear and theories spread globally to the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. Here in Ohio, fliers have been found posted throughout a southeastern county stating the coronavirus is fake and the 5G towers are the real cause of deaths. Physical attacks to communication infrastructure have not occurred in Ohio at this time. 5/20/2020