In the ’70s, the bogeyman was power lines. People would fear that living next to them would cause cancer and whatnot, and soon television, and microwaves joined the cursed list. Then, there were chemtrails and flat-earthers, joined by the recent conspiracy wave known as anti-vaxers. And since the deadly Covid-19 first emerged in China in November last year, the new 5G and pandemic conspiracy “combo” was born.

5G, which is basically the newest technology standard for wireless networks, has now turned into a toxic cocktail of misinformation. And the theorists are wasting no time in saving themselves from the “catastrophe.”

In fact, this $89.25 “EMF” blocker for WiFi routers has been flying off the shelves on Amazon, but the reviews are not so excited. According to them, the device is making the internet slower—surprise surprise! The reviews are totally hilarious, yet whether the person who made the product is poking fun or being serious remains a mystery.

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To find out more about 5G conspiracy theories, Bored Panda reached out to Lina Survila, a global tech PR and chief editor at Abstract Stylist. Lina explained that with so many 5G conspiracies surfing around, it’s no wonder that someone will try and use it to their advantage.

“Like making money. Some believe that higher-frequency millimeter-wave signals can affect their health. Therefore, people keep pushing against the 5G network in the weirdest ways.” But the global technology expert assured us that there’s absolutely no evidence that the 5G network is dangerous for you.

According to the description, the device does all that the anti-5G theorists could dream of

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However, “even if there would be dangers of the 5G network, these boxes couldn’t help because cellular 5G does not come from a wifi router,” Lina explained. This is because 5G is often confused with 5GHz wifi, which are two totally different things. “Most of what this box may do is make your wifi connection worse.”

But the reviews are not very excited since it turns out, the device slows down the internet

The global tech expert also said that if people are still concerned about any signals, they should look at getting ethernet rather than a router. But when it comes to these “5G blockers,” they won’t help since it’s nothing more than a metal box. “In order to block your signal, you should put it in thick concrete, but you definitely won’t be able to use your wifi then.”

Lina concluded that “it’s easy prey for those looking to make money exploiting people’s fears. I would surely call it a scam and wish people would be more critical of what they see even on the biggest online markets.”

And this is what people had to comment about it

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It turns out, the “5G blockers” come in different designs and price ranges, and people say they’re making “stupid money”

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Others said it’s not hurting anyone

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