Disinfo: 5G systems increase cancer incidence

Summary

Magnetic fields cause cancer. The result of the deployment of the 5G system will be a further increase in cancer incidence.

Disproof

Recurring conspiracy theory about 5G technology.

In May 2019, the New York Times reported that the Russian state-funded network RT America was airing unsubstantiated reports linking 5G exposure to brain cancer, infertility and autism. However, studies examining a link between cell phone usage and increased cancer risk are inconclusive and full of caveats.

Some people have expressed concern that living, working, or going to school near a cell phone tower might increase the risk of cancer or other health problems. At this time, there isn't a lot of evidence to support this idea. Still, more research is needed to be sure.

So far, neither IARC (The International Agency for Research on Cancer) nor the NTP( US National Toxicology Program) have classified the cancer-causing potential of RF waves from cell phone towers specifically. However, some other agencies have commented on cell tower safety.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said this about cell phone towers near homes or schools:

“Radio frequency emissions from antennas used for cellular and PCS [personal communications service] transmissions result in exposure levels on the ground that are typically thousands of times below safety limits. These safety limits were adopted by the FCC based on the recommendations of expert organisations and endorsed by agencies of the Federal Government responsible for health and safety. Therefore, there is no reason to believe that such towers could constitute a potential health hazard to nearby residents or students.”

See similar disinformation saying that the UK rejected 5G because of coronavirus.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 204
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory

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Civil war is possible in the USA, Biden is already talking about a coup

In the US, signs of civil war are already visible. US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is already openly declaring a military coup, threatening Donald Trump. 

Disproof

There is no civil war in the USA. The widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US. Despite high polarisation in the US, the unrest is not a civil war. Though the situation was very tense for some days and protests spread to all 50 states of the country, military top officials and police officers worked effectively to de-escalate the situation, and demonstrations became largely peaceful after the first days.

Furthermore, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has never said that he is preparing for a “military coup against Trump”. During an interview with CNN, the journalist asked Biden what would happen if the current US President Donald Trump loses the presidential election but refuses to resign. Biden said he believes that if Trump lost the election and refused to leave, military leaders would escort him from office.

5G technology is harmful to human health

5G technology is harmful for human health. There is a connection between 5G and COVID-19, and this is proven scientifically.

Disproof

Recurring conspiracy theory on coronavirus and 5G. There is no scientific evidence about any kind of link between 5G and the coronavirus.

In May 2019, the New York Times reported that the Russian state-funded network RT America was airing unsubstantiated reports linking 5G exposure to brain cancer, infertility and autism. However, studies examining a link between cell phone usage and increased cancer risk are inconclusive and full of caveats.

The West imposes its values on other countries

In the West, such basic concepts as family, mother and father, man and woman have been deliberately eroded. New Western values became an imposition on the world. Western ideologists gave entire countries and peoples a choice – either you accept “universal values,” or your values ​will be wrong and immoral.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aimed at portraying the West as immoral, degenerate and a threat to traditional values. The narrative of 'threatened values' is one of the most common narratives used by pro-Kremlin outlets.

These narratives aim at portraying the West as depraved and endangering societies by imposing the same beliefs on other countries. It undermines progressive Western attitudes about a variety of normative issues, including the rights of women, ethnic and religious minorities, and LGBTQ groups, among others.