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5G trials have resulted in mass bird deaths in Bihar, India.

An old image is used to circulate a false claim that 5G trials caused the death of birds.

An old image is used to circulate a false claim that 5G trials caused the death of birds.The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in India recently approved Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) for conducting 5G trials. Since then, social media posts claiming the dangers of 5G technology have gone viral. One such post with an image of hundreds of dead birds is shared, claiming that the 5G technology is the reason behind the mass deaths.

On verification, we found that the same image has been used multiple times previously. An article from 2016 claimed the photo was taken seven years ago in Bihar, India after birds died from eating seeds containing high pesticide doses. In that report, wildlife conservationists had claimed that the image used was photoshopped.

Further, in 2016, the 5G trials were carried out in some parts of Europe, and the development of the technology had just begun. Logically has earlier debunked such claims related to 5G and its effects. Hence we mark it as false.

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