EU seeks strategy against disinformation about 5G network
News - Oct 22, 2020
EU members have agreed to create a joint strategy to fight against disinformation regarding 5G technology. In the few past months a witch hunt has been started on social media, but also on the Internet in general against this network, so a large amount of false information has reached the public. People are confused, scared and don’t know what to think anymore.
– We, as Member States are willing to contribute to this EU-wide initiative with our national expertise and best practice to tackle the issue of 5G and all disinformation – the letter said.
This has so far been signed by 15 countries, and they also emphasized that an “active, long-term and systematic approach” is necessary.
As a solution, the signatories proposed conducting more scientific research on the risks to human health and conducting campaigns to raise awareness of 5G technology.
Huawei disappointed at Sweden’s 5G ban on baseless security fears
Huawei is surprised and disappointed at the decision of the Swedish Telecom Authority, which banned the use of that company’s 5G equipment in Sweden.
In response to Sweden’s decision on the terms of the operator’s participation in the 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz auctions, which prohibits the use of the company’s 5G equipment, Huawei states that they are a private company wholly owned by its employees.
– The decision to ban Huawei was simply based on conjecture and speculation rather than facts. It’s unfair to Huawei and we cannot accept it – the Chinese tech firm said in a statement.
Huawei has operated in Sweden for 20 years and has built a network of offices in over 170 countries and regions over the past 30 years, and there has never been any major cybersecurity incident.
– We did not, and will never pose any threats to Sweden’s cybersecurity. Excluding Huawei will not make Sweden’s network more secure, but it will greatly restrict competition and innovation – the company said.
Huawei will evaluate the impact of this decision, hoping the Swedish government will reconsider the decision with fairness, justice and openness, as it has always done.