PC Magazine deletes article about problems with 5G, and fires its author (John C. Dvorak from the No Agenda Show podcast)

Here’s the link to what was John’s original article:

AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers will start to launch 5G networks this year. But what exactly is 5G, and how fast is it compared with 4G? Here’s what we know so far.

If you read the barrage of scary literature about 5G mobile phone technology, specifically the use of millimeter wave frequencies to transmit data, you must conclude that it is a bad bet.

 

I’m not saying this because the technology does not work. It’s a bad bet because so little is known about the effects of millimeter waves (30GHz-300GHz). While these frequencies only permeate a small fraction of the human epidermis (the skin), the effect on the cornea, in particular, needs serious research.

Because the industry is too cheap to study the health effects of the technology itself, it lets this sort of product out the door despite the fact that it has already been weaponized by the military. These frequencies are so poor at travelling long distances, they need a transmitter on nearly every telephone pole and light pole to make 5G work.

5G is already getting some bad publicity, which could result in everything from bans on the technology to equipment destruction by vigilantes.

 

www.pcmag.com/article/345387/what-is-5gpcmag.com/commentary/363244/the-problem-with-5g

It’s now redirecting to this article:

www.pcmag.com/article/345387/what-is-5gpcmag.com/article/345387/what-is-5g

You can still view John’s 5g piece in the WayBackMachine here:

web.archive.org/web/20180823220918/https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/363244/the-problem-with-5g

All of John’s other columns are still active, except for his article about 5g:

www.pcmag.com/author-bio/john-c.-dvorak

5G Got me Fired
by John C. Dvorak

As you all know, I was unceremoniously fired from PC Magazine on Sept. 20th, 2018. I just figured it was the new people coming in and I was an unneeded throwback to the old regime.

This sort of thing happens a lot. Then one of the No Agenda producers noticed a recent column of mine was pulled from the magazine and redirected to someone else’s column about the same subject. It also went missing from the index of Dvorak columns. If you did a google search for the column it showed up but clicking on the Google link resulted in a re-direction to the other column.

The difference was my column was interpreted as critical of 5G. The replacement (and an additional column that came later), was more of a cheerleading column.

In fact, my column was more reporting than opinion as I was reflecting on all the bad press 5G was getting from every corner. My conclusion was that, unless this stopped, 5G would never get off the ground.

I never once considered that expunging my column then firing me would be part of this process. I’ve asked the editors about this and got no replies.

This is a cautionary tale. Anyone writing for any publisher in today’s commercial market, where the managed advertorial and native ad seems to be the only way to make money, needs to be cautious.

mailchi.mp/dvorak/how-5g-got-john-fired-the-no-agenda-newsletter?e=mailchimpsucks

h/t Voluntaryist

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