Disinfo: US Secretary of Defense let slip that the 5G might be destructive

Summary

Mark Esper, US Secretary of Defense said that the Huawei and 5G are an important example of the malign activity by China. It seems that the US Secretary of Defense admits himself that the 5G technology poses threat to humans.

Disproof

Recurring conspiracy theory on coronavirus and 5G.

Mark Esper's comment was taken out of context. In fact, Esper spoke about 5G in the context of Chinese companies and saw threats in Chinese infrastructure, not in the new generation of the mobile network. In an interview with La Stampa, disseminated by the Reuters, Esper stated that the dependence on the Chinese suppliers in the process of constructing 5G infrastructure can lead to the delay, manipulation, and espionage risks.

Mark Esper: “The United States is aware that some countries will try to use the pandemic as a way to invest in the critical industry and infrastructure, with effect on security in the long term… Potential opponents will almost certainly try to use their interest to put their interests forward and create divisions in NATO and Europe… Huawei and 5G are an important example of this malign activity by China.”

See similar disinformation as if the UK rejected 5G because of coronavirus.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 196
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy

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