Eamonn Holmes has fanned the flames of baseless coronavirus conspiracy theories by suggesting it “suits the state narrative” to dispel claims that the pandemic is linked to 5G technology.
Wading into debunked rumours which have ensnared a string of celebrities and prompted acts of vandalism, the presenter of ITV’s This Morning claimed on Monday’s programme that the media had been too quick to dismiss the theory as false “when they don’t know it’s not true”.
His remarks came during a discussion of fake news with co-host and wife Ruth Langsford and journalist Alice Beer.
Referring to “ridiculous” coronavirus conspiracy theories, Beer cited those who believe that 5G is “a main link” to Covid-19, that the virus has been “manmade” to “cull the population”, and that the lockdown is “a device” to allow the roll-out of the wireless communications technology.’
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