Facebook, YouTube Crack Down on Conspiracy Theories Linking 5G to Coronavirus

Facebook and YouTube are cracking down on the pervasive conspiracy theories linking the spread of coronavirus to 5G wireless technology. Facebook has begun actively removing false claims that link COVID-19 to 5G and could lead to physical harm. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the number of accounts users can forward chats to from five to one. Meanwhile, Google-owned YouTube has banned all videos promoting 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories. One of the bogus theories ties the origin of the coronavirus to the rollout of 5G in Wuhan.

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