Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a street art mural depicting "Mass Hysteria" related to the Covid-19 pandemic in Birmingham, UK on April 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a street art mural depicting "Mass Hysteria" related to the Covid-19 pandemic in Birmingham, UK on April 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a street art mural depicting "Mass Hysteria" related to the Covid-19 pandemic in Birmingham, UK on April 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

5G virus conspiracy theory fuelled by coordinated effort involving bot accounts, researchers say

  • A conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the coronavirus is getting a boost from what some researchers say is a coordinated disinformation campaign
  • Researchers found a large number of social media accounts showing ‘inauthentic’ or suspicious activity on Twitter and Reddit

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Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a street art mural depicting "Mass Hysteria" related to the Covid-19 pandemic in Birmingham, UK on April 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a street art mural depicting "Mass Hysteria" related to the Covid-19 pandemic in Birmingham, UK on April 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a street art mural depicting "Mass Hysteria" related to the Covid-19 pandemic in Birmingham, UK on April 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
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