Man vs. 5G: Turkish court dismisses case claiming Microsoft, Huawei spread COVID-19 via cell tech
A Turkish Consumer's Court dropped a lawsuit by a conspiracy theorist named Vedat Çalık who claimed that Microsoft and Huawei helped spread COVID-19 through 5G technology. The group that Çalık is a part of is also anti-vaccination, and claim that COVID-19 shots are products of planned parenthood.
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A Turkish Consumer's Court dropped the case filed by a conspiracy theorist named Vedat Çalık who sued Microsoft and Huawei on the grounds that 5G cellular data technology was used to spread coronavirus and cause the pandemic.
A platform named 5Gvirüsnews that Çalık is a part of is also anti-vaccination, claiming that COVID-19 shots are products of Planned Parenthood, and claim that owners of tech companies are "global perverts."
A pro-government Islamist columnist known for being an avid champion of cannabis, Abdurrahman Dilipak, wanted to support Çalık's case but did not attend the hearing.
A petition to remove all advertisements for 5G technology was denied by the court after the first hearing of the case on May 4, 2020, pushing back the second hearing of the case that Çalık defined as "the case to illuminate a century-old lie."
With global technology giants Microsoft and Huawei's attorneys present, the court heard the case for the conspiracy theorist for a few minutes before the judge interrupted Çalık's seven-page testimony.
Çalık urged the court to rule in his favor on the grounds that a report dubbing 5G technology safe on the grounds that Turkey's Informatics Technology Institution (BTK) was influenced by tech companies.
The court dropped the case on the grounds that there was no further discovery to be done or legal benefit to be gained from the case.