Singer-songwriter Keri Hilson, best known for her performance in Timbaland’s 2007 hit “The Way I Are”, trended on Twitter Monday after spreading a bogus conspiracy theory to her 4.2 million followers that coronavirus is caused by 5G networks. This debunked theory was launched on the Millennium Report, an anti-5G website, according to Politifact.
Wrote Hilson: “People have been trying to warn us about 5G for YEARS. Petitions, organizations, studies…what we’re going thru is the affects of radiation. 5G launched in CHINA. Nov 1, 2019. People dropped dead. See attached & go to my IG stories for more. TURN OFF 5G by disabling LTE!!!”
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5G was invented in…you guessed it—CHINA. It launched Nov 1, 2019 in 50 Chinese cities with btwn 86,000-130,000 5G base stations by the end of 2019. The 3 largest network operators worked together in a race to be FIRST…only 5 months after retrieving 5G licenses. Those vids we saw of people in China literally dropping dead out of nowhere?? Eerily close to the Nov launch. In a 2019 Netflix Documentary, Bill Gates himself warned of a global health pandemic that would originate in China. Researchers & organizations have done studies, made petitions, and issued warnings of the dangers of 5G over the past few years. A quick search will produce them. Residents of Australia have filed assault charges against phone companies—and WON. Lastly, while we were wondering if the virus was resistant to melanin as Africa went untouched for quite a while, could it have been because Africa is not a 5G region (on the whole)? If some African countries have launched pre-installed 5G network bases as of yet, there are certainly not as many as on other continents, by far. I saw this vid on my friend @chakabars page this am & researched the entire day. Not sold? It’s a lot. I get it. That’s fine. But Google or Youtube affects of 5G, EMF exposure, electromagnetic frequency, & radio frequency radiation for yourself… 👀 And to those like me who want to take any measures of protection against it—(although the towers are more dangerous)—you can protect your home & family by going to ur phone Settings to disable LTE under “Cellular Data Options,” which knocks your data speed down to 3 or 4G. Top right corner will show you which network ur on. Also, turn your phone on Airplane Mode or Power them off when not in use or while you sleep. And keep them away from your bodies as much as possible during the day. I’m not an expert on anything. This is a think piece. The post intrigued me & illustrates a possibility based on the facts above. And please watch in entirety before commenting. I’m sure we all got time today…😏🙇🏾♀️
Twitter users responded:
Whoever threw that Beyoncé CD at you threw it a little too hard…— Twerk-Bajir (@JoePGould) March 16, 2020
This goes to show, not everyone with a Twitter checkmark is smart.— Ay don't cough on me (@OfficialAyStar) March 16, 2020
They make tweets just as dumb as us.
with the following you have, tweeting this is deeply irresponsible. shame on you.— 🧶 (@aIexasendtweet) March 16, 2020
This might be the dumbest thing I've ever read 💀— Jyn🥇 (@djjyn) March 16, 2020