Anti-5G Lamppost Campaigner in Court for Going Too Bonkers

By Gary Cutlack on at

A man who has been spreading odd rumours about the 5G spectrum, including claims the next-gen of masts will cause cancer, is currently in court for his actions. Not for his conspiracy-laden web site, as being a bit of a theorist is not yet a crime; but for threatening local councillors who are trying to dismiss his allegations.

This all comes from the Gateshead 5G lamppost scandal, which wasn't really a scandal at all, because it was just one man's crusade to get his local council to admit to running secret 5G trials in the area. The council said it wasn't because 5G hardly even exists outside of publicity stunt land yet, but campaigner Mark Steele said it was secretly testing a 5G network in the area, eventually saying it a bit too forcefully for the liking of two councillors, who are now having him done for using threatening words and behaviour when dealing with them.

Steele's web site claims that "scientists" have deduced that the the mobile spectrum causes "...increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans," and the roll out of 5G will, obviously, make it all worse, with its shorter wavelength signals literally microwaving the brains of population. [Chronicle]

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