AN INTERVIEW with Ryde man David Icke has prompted social media channel YouTube to ban conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks.

According to the BBC, the Google-owned service is to delete videos violating the policy.

It had previously limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them.

The move follows a live-streamed interview with conspiracy Mr Icke on Monday, in which he had linked the technology to the pandemic.

YouTube said the video would be wiped.

During the interview, Mr Icke claimed there "is a link between 5G and this health crisis".

He was asked about reports of 5G masts being set on fire in England and Northern Ireland and claimed "they" wanted 5G to reach a point which would mean human life as we know it would be over.

People, he said, had to make a decision.

Several viewers of the film subsequently called for further attacks on 5G towers in the comments.