Disinfo: Sweden excludes China from building 5G network after pressure from the United States


Sweden excludes China from building 5G network after pressure from the United States.


A conspiracy theory, presented without any evidence. Sweden is not taking strategic decisions under US pressure. The Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE are excluded from the auction on grounds of national security. More on the Swedish 5G network can be read here.


  • Reported in: Issue 216
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US, Sweden
  • Keywords: 5G, Conspiracy theory


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