False claims circulating on the social media platforms that 5G technology is linked to Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have appeared online in Papua New Guinea. In some countries, network infrastructure has been attacked and threats made against telecommunications operators and their staff as a result of the panic and fear that has been created by these false claims. NICTA is aware of verbal hostility experienced by staff of telecommunications operators in Papua New Guinea.
As the National ICT Regulator, the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is obligated to provide accurate information relating to ICT matters to the general public and wishes to make the following statement:
NICTA will be assisting law enforcement agencies, network operators and other licensed service providers to identify and take strong action against anybody who does not heed the warning in this message and commits offences under the NICT Act 2009 and other relevant legislation.
For further information, please contact Mr. Hans Adeg on telephone number: 3033271 and or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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