18 May 2020

Cellphone towers attacked due to conspiracy theory

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 18 May 2020

The telecommunications sector says a spate of suspected arson attacks on cellphone towers is putting lives at risk.

Fires at towers over the weekend mean there have now been 17 suspected attacks over the past two months.

They have been linked to conspiracy theorists who have falsely linked the Covid-19 pandemic to the rollout of 5G technology.

Geoff Thorn, chief executive of the Telecommunications Forum, speaks to Corin Dann.