Dec 6, 2020

5G Truthers Bought Faraday Cages to Protect Their Routers. They’re Mad They Worked

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet

Not much of a surprise there…

Let’s say you hate 5G and genuinely believe it causes cancer or spreads COVID-19, despite there being no evidence to support those wild conspiracies. To shield 5G’s myriad evils, then, you put your WiFi router in a metallic box that “blocks about 90 percent” of the signal. There! Now you’re instantly protected from those treacherous waves of radiation!

This may sound like a made-up scenario, but 5G truthers really have bought these devices in droves. There’s just one small problem with their fool-proof plan: The kinds of containers that truly do block all electromagnetic radiation are called Faraday cages, and they’re not the same thing as these so-called “router guards” that look like glorified mesh file organizers. If they were real Faraday cages, none of your home WiFi signal would come through.

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