Coronavirus Vaccine Conspiracists Fooled By A Guitar Pedal Diagram


Coronavirus vaccine conspiracists have had one of their idiotic theories debunked.

An alleged diagram of a ‘5G Chip’ which was supposed to be planted in the vaccine was shared around social media after starting in Italy.

It turns out that the diagram is actually the components of a circuit board in a guitar pedal and not a 5G Chip. Quelle surprise.

The diagram has words such as “bass“, “treble” and “footswitch” listed on it. As reported in MusicTech, Redhat senior software engineer Mario Fusco took to Twitter to debunk the stupid conspiracy theory.

Fusco wrote Here in Italy people started to share this figure claiming that this is the diagram of the 5G chip that has been inserted in the Covid vaccine. In reality it is the electric circuit of a guitar pedal and I believe that putting it in the Covid vaccine has been an excellent idea.”

The diagram shows the circuit board for the Boss Metal Zone Pedal. Boss have not commented on the matter as of yet.

There were many humorous responses to the original tweet including one user saying “These people with their conspiracy theories are so tiresome, it’s always ‘wah -wah-wah’.” 

While Anton Newcombe, the man behind The Brian Jonestown Massacre group said “I hope mine has that classic Italian vox fuzz built in.”

Misinformation on the internet has played a huge role in society and politics in recent years. Fake news and rumours about Brexit helped Britain get their referendum passed.

Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency has been built on misinformation, spreading lies across the internet and making the general public distrust the media. In the video below, you can see how teenagers from North Macedonia used faked news to influence the 2016 US General Election.

When reading online, it is important to check and verify your sources, otherwise, scenes that we saw in America last night, with people losing their lives, attacking democracy and storming the Capitol buildings will become prevalent.

With the quick development of the Covid-19 vaccine, people are sceptical, however, more funding and incredible work has led to these being developed. They are safe to use and the vaccines are the best way out of this pandemic.

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