Emails were sent out to progressive activist group Uplift subscribers appealing for donations towards funding an “environmental investigative journalist” to write about 5G.
‘5G, the new high-speed mobile and internet connectivity system is causing huge confusion and concerns.
There are worries circulating on social media about its possible impact on our health and environment – but there seem to be lots of positives about it too.
We have had reports that a far right organisation has been hosting local meetings saying they’re concerned about 5G….
The more questions about 5G that go unanswered the more the far right get what they want – to make people feel distrustful and fearful.
That’s why our people-powered community is going to investigate for ourselves the truth about 5G.
As a community, we need information we are confident about – and that helps us have informed conversations with our friends and family.
…So here’s the plan. An experienced investigative environmental journalist has agreed to investigate 5G and the worries that it might not be good for us.
But we need to hurry – we have to book him by the end of the week and to do that we need to first raise €1,500 to cover his fees.
So can you chip in €10 to pay a journalist to investigate the concerns about 5G?
A worthy, if slightly pricey (we’d do it for crisps and a hug), endeavour?
Or something else entirely?
We may never know.
— Gemma (@wickedfairysad) April 26, 2019