5G coronavirus conspiracy theorist who claimed to be Vodafone boss is revealed as a preacher from Luton – The Sun
A CORONAVIRUS 5G conspiracy theorist who claimed to be a former Vodafone executive has been revealed to be a preacher from Luton.
The claims were made on a widely circulated YouTube in which Jonathon James can be heard saying he has insider knowledge based on being senior boss at the telecoms giant.
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A number of conspiracy theories have sprung up linking 5G to the coronavirus and have been widely debunked.
Arsonists have attacked 53 network towers across the country including one serving an NHS Nightingale hospital.
The identity of the speaker on the now deleted In the 38 minute video entitled “Former Vodafone Boss Blows Whistles On 5G – Coronavirus” was a mystery.
But an investigation by fact checking website Logically has revealed he is Pastor Jonathon James of The Light City Christian Ministries.
He pushes out a number of false claims such that the symptoms of coronavirus are the result of 5G radiation and pandemics can be attributed to a development in radio technology.
James claims to have been “head of the largest business unit” at Vodafone and was “privy” to technologies being developed.
What is 5G, and is it safe?
Here's what you need to know…
- Just like 4G (and 3G before that), 5G is simply a new generation of mobile internet
- Phone networks have tweaked the technology to deliver faster speeds – and have dubbed it the "5th generation", or 5
- ll signals fall on the electromagnetic spectrum – from radio waves, to X-rays, and even visible light
- Phone networks use microwaves of a very specific frequency to deliver the internet to your iPhone or Android mobile
- This was true of 3G and 4G, and it's still true with 5G
- In the UK, 4G signals generally sit between 800MHz and 2.6GHz on the electromagnetic spectrum
- 5G is a little higher at 3.4GHz to 3.6GHz, but that's tiny when you consider that microwaves go up to 300GHz
- And visible light comes in at a range of around 430THz to 770THz
- That's more than a thousand times higher than the maximum microwave – and 100,000 higher than 5G
- Dangerous radiation, like UV rays, X-rays and gamma rays are also far higher up the spectrum still
- Online conspiracy theorists are claiming that 5G can cause harm
- Early theories suggested 5G could lead to cancer – and now crackpots have linked it to coronavirus too
- But it's simply impossible for 5G to cause any of these problems
- Radiation damages cells by breaking them apart, but 5G microwaves simply lack the power to do this
- 5G is a low-frequency radiation, far below infrared and visible light
- In fact, it's essential that 5G is low-frequency, because higher frequencies are less useful at delivering mobile signals over large areas
- We know that this level of radiation is safe, because otherwise the visible light from our televisions would have killed us a long time ago
“It has nothing to do with biological warfare but is our bodies reacting to radiofrequency radiation,” said James in the video.
“They are using coronavirus to try to hide the fact that people are dying from the 5G frequency.”
On his CV James also claims to have advised central bankers in “the Congo and Bangladesh on cryptocurrencies” and he has posed with South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.
He worked as an economic adviser for a Zimbabwean opposition party in 2018, urging the African nation to rescue economy using Bitcoin-type products pegged to diamond deposits.
Vodafone insiders said James had worked for the company in a sales position for less than a year 2014 at a time when 5G was not a priority for the company and was unlikely to be in his remit.
James told The Guardian he “was absolutely shocked that [a] somewhat private message to a dedicated small community went viral and [was] ubiquitously covered [on] various social media platforms”.
“For the record, I certainly wasn’t trying to vilify, incriminate or implicate any Mobile Network Operator for their commercial endeavours to roll out their unified telecoms and next generation of mobile topologies in this regard.
“Had I known my voice note would have gone to a wider audience I certainly would have contextualised my thoughts, been more specific on what I was sharing citing references, and far less explicit.
“I was simply trying to summarise what the ‘perceived truth’ was behind this bizarre pandemic in the interest of serving my community.”
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