UK media outlets told not to promote baseless 5G coronavirus theories

Jim Waterson – The Guardian April 3, 2020

British broadcasters are being warned that they face sanctions from the media regulator if they give airtime to false health advice about coronavirus, after a Sussex radio station was given a severe warning for broadcasting baseless conspiracy theories that the pandemic is linked to the rollout of 5G phone networks.

Members of the public complained after hearing a broadcast on the community radio station Uckfield FM, in which a woman introduced as a “registered nurse” claimed, without any evidence, that the rollout of 5G phone technology in Wuhan was connected to the outbreak and that the virus had been created in a lab.

It later emerged that she was a practitioner of alternative medicines, while the media regulator said it was “not aware of any reputable scientific evidence to corroborate such a contentious claim which runs contrary to all official advice, both in the UK and internationally, about coronavirus.”

Ofcom confirmed it was actively monitoring television and radio stations that might be broadcasting potentially harmful views about the causes and origins of Covid-19 that have “the potential to undermine people’s trust in the advice of mainstream sources of information” during the crisis.

Baseless suggestions that coronavirus is linked to 5G have spread widely in recent weeks on WhatsApp, Facebook groups, and on the fast-growing community website NextDoor – all of which have the ability to reach vastly more people than a small community radio station in Sussex but are much less regulated.

The spread of baseless material on WhatsApp connecting 5G to coronavirus has now been covered in many mainstream news outlets, boosted by social media posts by celebrities such as the actor Woody Harrelson.

This poses a conundrum for those seeking to convince the public that the fears are unfounded. Fact-checking organisations often find that people are reluctant to change their mind once convinced of an issue if they are simply told they are wrong, despite international agencies finding there are no health risks associated with 5G and no link to coronavirus. There is also the risk that declining trust in mainstream media means that attempts to stop the claims spreading are seen as a cover-up.

In the case of Uckfield FM, Ofcom reported that the guest also used her appearance to launch a lengthy attack on health professionals in the NHS dealing with the pandemic.

She said: “Just because you have this qualification, do not wear that like a crown of glory … The days are gone when you were a doctor and a nurse and everybody trusted you. Those days are well gone. Do your own research. Do not trust a qualification. I know many people who are very qualified who know very little. Because remember the people that own the establishments that teach us, it all travels back to the same thing. It’s all owned by big pharma. They own the medical elite and they determine what gets published.”

Ofcom decided that the 20-minute interview with a person purporting to be an authoritative health figure who was not sufficiently challenged posed a significant risk to public health at a time of national crisis. It ordered the station to broadcast an apology in a manner of regulator’s choosing and warned other outlets that it would be stepping up monitoring.

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9 responses to “UK media outlets told not to promote baseless 5G coronavirus theories”

  1. Irrespective of the alleged connections between Covid 19 and 5G, there is a plethora of evidence demonstrating that 5G technology is harmful to humans. Many qualified scientists have produced reports showing the harmful effects of 5G on the human body as well as on animals. Senior 5G industry representatives have admitted on camera that no long term studies into the effects of 5G EMF have been carried out.
    Governments have so far ignored these reports, and are rolling out 5G as fast as possible.
    This is nothing less than criminal negligence. There should be an immediate moratorium to allow an investigation into these claims. The alternative is another crisis down the line.

  2. Russia Today also in on the act:

    ‘This country is finished’: Unfounded UK ‘5G coronavirus’ conspiracy theories mercilessly mocked”

    “Baseless coronavirus theories that suggest the pandemic is linked to the UK government’s rollout of 5G phone networks have been the subject of much hilarity and ridicule by many incredulous Britons. The Twitter hashtag #5GCoronavirus was trending in the UK on Friday following warnings from media regulator Ofcom that broadcasters face sanctions if they give airtime to potentially harmful views on the alleged causes and origins of Covid-19.”

    https://www.rt.com/uk/484877-5g-coronavirus-conspiracies-mocked/

    “Let us not believe in outrageous conspiracy theories” – George W Bush

  3. A book published in 2002: Vladimir N Binhi – Magnetobiology Underlying Physical Problems
    http://en.bookfi.net/book/1085443

  4. thats right ..theyre spending billions on worldwide 5g coverage just so you can download films/games faster…
    Carry On Private Pike!

  5. Every single nation run and led by toadies of the international banking cartel is participating is this psyop and especially the US and the UK which are their biggest bankster toady nations of all. Seek and you will find that these things all go together and come from the same source:

    The Past: International bank cartel control of finances and the media; the US Fed; WWI; the establishment and sustenance of the USSR; the spread of communism; the 1929 crash; the Great Depression; WWII; the creation of Israel through money, military force and terrorism; the creation of communist China through money, betrayal, military support, and stealth; the Korean war; the Vietnam war; the sexual revolution and ZPG; open trade with enslaved communist China with massive outsourcing and transferring of capital, machinery, technology and jobs impoverishing the masses in the West and making the cartel and its cronies immensely more rich and powerful; Middle East wars; the agenda to regime-change and take out every ME and anti-international central bank nation in the world; 9/11; the DHS; the war in Afghanistan; WMD’s; the invasion and destruction of Iraq; the invasion and destruction of Libya; the 2008 crash; QE, QE, QE; radicalizing and militarizing the Islamic Brotherhood for insurgency terrorism with groups like Al Qaeda; the destabilization, war and destruction of Syria; QE, QE, QE; more chronic fake news; fake science; UN Agendas; fake man-made global warming; QE, QE, QE; the creation and sustenance of ISIS; globalism; open borders; forced mass migrations: land clearances in Syria; endless false flags; the war in Yemen; QE, QE, massive pumping of markets with money made out of nothing; etc., etc.

    Today: QE, QE, QE; the Covid virus psyop; massive pump & dump market crash; massive bankster, corporate, political insider trading; rolling out of Strategic Intelligence; rolling out of 5G & AI; central surveillance access & digital financial and information networking offered to all cartel governments; Covid lock downs; the spreading of economic fear and increased dependency on government.

    Tomorrow: martial law, control of food supplies, liquidity freeze, one-world currency; vaccinations & ID chips; global taxation; sustainability agendas imposed as universal law; confiscation of gold and other PM’s; social credits; nation deconstruction; open borders to the nomenclature and those with high social credit scores; more centralization; more brainwashing; population culling; eugenics; pregnancy permits; gulags, etc.

    Either, enjoy the slavery of the totalitarian control freaks under fascist or communist guise, or choose to be free, and fight for self determination, honesty, decency, trust busting of banks, cartels, corporations, political parties and the media, and the prosecution of all the sociopaths and monsters running things, so that true democracy with real checks and balances will emerge and be our future. .

  6. Bloody Far Left MSM globalist pupets the Guardian Whouldn’t know the truth if it smacked them hard in their balls!! But as they are all fagots they don’t have any! The truth is the TRUTH asnd MSM is FAKE FUCKING LIES!

  7. Activisor said:

    “This is nothing less than criminal negligence. There should be an immediate moratorium to allow an investigation into these claims. The alternative is another crisis down the line.”

    It’s much worse than negligence, it’s pre-meditated, planned and organized mass murder and theft on a scale that’s almost unimaginable…
    ———————-
    Simon says:
    “Russia Today also in on the act”

    Yep. They’ve really done a complete flip-flop.

    At least they had a sense of humor back in 2015. This is pretty funny:

    Finally! What everyone has been waiting for – how RT really works! Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan shows how we ‘operate’.

    RT exposed in leaked video: Watch how evil ‘Kremlin propaganda bullhorn’ REALLY works
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQQwBfux9i0&t=189s

    Notice how all the commenters are not buying it one bit.
    I extracted a few comments from the comment section there:

    Macanesewarrior
    1 day ago
    A virus, which medically cannot be transmitted, is magically created in a fish market in China and subsequently shuts down the entire globe and causes the largest financial crash in written history. Yep, we believe that.

    Financial world is bankrupt and needs to crash to bring about world crypto currency and roll out the military grade 5G in order to accommodate the New World Order.
    Nah, conspiracy theory.
    RT, the more you run stories like this, the more people are woken up. Keep it up…

    ordoabchao
    22 hours ago
    Is it me, or RT US has become more paranoid lately? You guys did a show about the health effects of 5G, you aired, and now this piece is acting like it’s a frivolous topic. What happened guys, some financial blackmail from the telecoms? I hope you investigate this, as it might be revelatory.

    Nonconsent
    1 day ago
    Why is 5G considered a theory? The science is there and the dangers of 5G are known, just the sheeple and the MSM are in denial. Wake up, the truth is exposing them daily…

  8. Continued from above:

    Mark A. Clark
    DC67
    23 hours ago
    what G was introduced to the world in 1918

    when the u.s. introduced the mis-named “spanish flu” to the world?
    Reply
    Ishann
    Mark A. Clark
    21 hours ago
    What happened in 1918 was the US erected thousands of radar telegraph stations (wireless) and switched the whole thing on..
    That was the direct cause of that outbreak. Just before that, in 1889 I think it was, was the first large scale application and using of, AC electricity, for power and lights. This caused the very first yearly cycle of, what today we call ‘annual flu’. Doctors at that time had never seen flu symptoms before.. and so it all began..
    Reply
    LoveUrNeighbor
    Ishann
    20 hours ago
    Perhaps this might shed some light on the subject, you tube. com /watch?v=E1wIsMi8ryw and listen carefully beginning at the 33:15 min. presentation mark. Close the gaps.
    Reply
    Inyourear

    Mark A. Clark
    22 hours ago
    Radar waves frequency, very likely. According to the WHO radars usually operate at radio frequencies (RF) between 300 MHz and 15 GHz. RF fields within this part of the electromagnetic spectrum are known to interact differently with human body.
    Reply
    Ishann
    DC67
    1 day ago
    And to connect the dots even earlier – 1889 – the very first, annual flu cycle started, cause being, same date when AC electric was widely installed for power, etc.. Many Docs of the time had never ever seen a flu patient before then.

    1918 the infamous, flu scare – In 1918 the US rolled out thousands of radar telegraph stations – wireless in other words. And so flu’s continue to get worse, with now – the 5G roll-out..
    Reply
    Ishann
    1 day ago
    In 1918, then as now, perverse authorities tried to convince that the 1918 flu was caused by contact between people, not by electricity (EMF – US radar installations). They did everything in their power to prove it was contagious including getting volunteers to lie next to, hug and even deliberately breath in the infected person’s breath, etc., and ALL attempts to prove it was contagious failed.

    The disease is electro-magnetic in nature..

  9. More comments:

    Eviscerate
    1 day ago
    5G is hideously toxic. The companies involved in this, in the US, are being sued. Not for the obvious but because they have overcharged every subscriber to pay for it. Total fraud. Plus the installation of it will unite every electronic device.

    Death on demand? Censorship? Think of all our options. 5G? NEVER!
    Reply

    Not Convinced
    Eviscerate
    22 hours ago
    Well the Illuminati took care of that lawsuit and the fluoride lawsuit with one stroke: The fraudulent Covid-19 pandemic which conveniently closed the courts.

    Legal alternatives have been erased. What will you do now?

    Not Convinced
    XXX1
    22 hours ago
    Cell phones and their towers have had their carrier waves modulated to convey vocal commands directly to the subconscious mind, bypassing the discriminating conscious mind. Disease and outright death can also be produced at will with the proper frequency and wave form, This is 1960’s technology. They can make the population riot whenever they want, producing a perceived need for Chinese “peacekeeping” troops brought in
    under the U.N..
    Reply

    Ishann
    1 day ago
    It’s unfortunate that the real need for ‘distancing’ should really be from 5G stations, and all microwave radiation devices, and their constructs. This if it were done instead, would do more good than distancing from people, unless of course ‘the other’ is carrying a mobile,
    microwave radiation kill device. So wait! On second thoughts maybe carry on people distancing too. Truth is I opted decades ago never to own, use or carry an EMF device yet due to the rampant stupidity around me, everywhere I go, I am faced with this intense sea of EMF..

    iglonius
    1 day ago
    Newsflash, the viruses are not what we think – evil pathogens, they are simply garbage man that come out to cleanup the toxins. That is the biggest secret about viruses, they are inside of us and when our body is under toxic attack (vaccines, exposure to electrical, magnetic, microwave fields, toxins in air and food) then they come out so, even though it
    sounds crazy, that is the only explanation that makes sense. We have trillions if bacteria and who knows how many different viruses within us and we survived so why would those come out to kill us now, unless we create toxic environment?

    Vu Ville
    23 hours ago
    Saw an interesting video with Thomas Cowan MD. He said this too. All a virus is, is an excretion that came from a toxic, diseased cell. That’s what a virus is. So if you have something, electromagnetic (such as radar, microwave, cell phone signal) disrupt this cell or make the cell toxic, then the result is a virus. OK…is that beyond comprehension to people? Cuz it makes sense to me.

    Radostin1988
    1 day ago
    First they ridicule, then they die.
    Congrats, Darwin award is guaranteed.

    Nonconsent
    1 day ago
    They are now telling you what they’re doing…5G is a depopulation technology.
    Synthetic Aperture Rate (SAR) and the absorbed frequency rates are being measured from their MASKS emitting Corona discharges. Wake up people sheeple!
    Reply

    iglonius
    Nonconsent
    1 day ago
    MUSK’S sattelites or MUSK SpaceX SAR is also synthetic apperature radar, not only an acronym for absorption rate And Corona discharge can be not only the electrical discharge from the Sun but discharge of coronavirus (already within us) due to microwave exposure.
    rumpelstilz
    15 hours ago
    Pulsed millimetre microwave transmissions have been recognised by over 10,000 scientists as constituting a direct- and indeed lethal – threat to human health; and empirical evidence has indeed proved this to be the case. Not only this but the natural environment, animals, birds and insects are equally in the toxic firing-line of microwave radiation coming from multiple numbers of untested and unrequested transmitters, but desired, no demanded by the anti-life forces of irresponsibility and insanity.

    GodSaveUs
    18 hours ago
    Have you ever wondered why people can’t comment anonymously anymore? Is it to prevent “hate speech” or to identify those who commit “thought crime” or “wrong think”.

    https://www.rt.com/uk/484877-5g-coronavirus-conspiracies-mocked/