Jefferson Morley | April 28, 2020
Celebrities Turbocharge the 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
There are actually two different stories here.
One is a real public health issue: the possible health hazards of 5G technology, which are not fully understood. Because we never have 5G transmissions running through our communities, we don’t know if there will be health consequences.
The other is a much bigger false story linking 5G technology to the spread of the coronavirus, a conspiracy theory that is demonstrably and scientifically untrue.
So far the fake story is prevailing over the real story, with the help of celebrity class.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa tweeted on April 3: “Corona? 5g? Or both?” That same day, actor Woody Harrelson posted a video about the theory on Instagram, where he has more than 2 million followers (these posts have since been deleted). British rapper M.I.A., boxer Amir Khan, actor John Cusack, music producer Teddy Riley, and TV personality Amanda Holden all shared thoughts about the conspiracy with their millions of followers around this time. As