Bill Gates  a voodoo doll for conspiracy theorists

 
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Bill Gates "created the COVID-19", he wants to "depopulate the Earth" or "implant electronic chips in people", are some of the false claims that are shared by millions on the internet against the famous tycoon and philanthropist.

The Microsoft co-founder became a favorite target of the plotters, whose visibility increased with the pandemic.

Gates "is a kind of voodoo doll in which plotters of all kinds plant their theories," Rory Smith, director of research for First Draft, a media network that acts against disinformation, explains to AFP .

 Like a “scarecrow”, Whitney Philips, from the American University of Syracuse, abounds with respect to the billionaire who for 20 years has financed vaccination campaigns and the fight against epidemics with his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

For example, a video accusing the American of wanting to "eliminate 15% of the world's population" through vaccines and implanting electronic chips in people, accumulated almost two million views on YouTube in less than two months.

These allegations "skyrocketed" between January and April, according to Smith. To the point that the disinformation in English against Bill Gates is now the most viral of all those related to COVID-19, reports  the New York Times .

But they also exist in many other languages ​​and in applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and forums such as 4chan and Reddit.

The AFP dismantled more than a dozen viral respect publications in English, French, Spanish, Polishs and Czech.

Montage of videos, photos, decontextualizations ... anything goes to accuse Gates of giving a poisoned vaccine to Africans, of having paralyzed thousands of children, of possessing the WHO, of using the brain to create cryptocurrencies and even of being Satanist.

All the statements have one point in common: ensuring that the magnate wants to take advantage of the situation, as in a war, to subjugate the world or enrich himself by selling vaccines.

"It is troubling" because these theories can "reduce people's confidence in health organizations and lead to less vaccination," according to Smith.

"As he has criticized the Trump administration and is a technology magnate turned philanthropist and fervent promoter of vaccination," Gates is "the perfect scapegoat" for this crisis, summarizes researcher Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius, in a blog. from the University of Helsinki.

Sylvain Delouvée, a researcher in social psychology at the French University of Rennes, told  AFP the Microsoft co-founder has been the star of the plots “for a long time” .

He has already been accused of being behind the Zika epidemic and being a reptilian creature.

The Gates Foundation leads numerous humanitarian projects in Africa, where theories against it proliferate. As it also finances numerous private companies and is the second donor to the WHO, this gives rise to more rumors.

Anti-vaccine  
For a long time, it has also been the target of anti-vaccine theorists, which are very active on social networks, especially during a pandemic.

Those who claim that he created COVID-19 claim that he owns the "patent" and that he "foresaw the epidemic" at a conference in 2015.

In fact, a research institute that had received funding from the Gates Foundation had filed a patent concerning an animal coronavirus, unrelated to SARS-CoV-2.

And as part of the scientific community, Gates had warned of the likelihood of a pandemic emerging in the years to come. This information is also shared by personalities such as the French actress Juliette Binoche and across political divisions.

Thus, Gates was the target of accusations by the ultra-conservative Laura Ingraham for wanting to "track" people with vaccines, and also by Robert Kennedy Jr, nephew of the former Democratic president, anti-Trump and anti-vaccines.

His wealth and leadership in the technology sector make him a "force suspect" on the far left, while the far-right repudiates his international influence, Delouvée explains.

However, dismantling false information is not equivalent to exonerating its victims from any guilt, says Delouvée, for whom it is legitimate, for example, to question the use of personal data by technology groups.

The Foundation is also criticized for lack of transparency in its management and funding, for example in the prestigious scientific journal The Lancet .

 



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Jbbrown

Bill Gates sought by Italian Government for CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY! https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/italian-politician-demands-bill-gates-arrest-crimes-against-humanity

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GotIt

I apologize for the duplicate post, I'm on cell phone data and it didn't seem to post. So admin please delete the duplicate. Thank you.

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GotIt

No one needs to vilify Bill Gates he clearly without shame through his own words in Ted Talks, videos, news interviews states his agenda for worldwide vaccination, digital monitoring through implants so we can have a immunity passport. His own words..... In 1999 the US Justice department sued him for his Microsoft monopoly. He then like Rockefeller before him started his charitable foundation and his mission to vaccinate. However at the same time he heavily invested in Big Pharma vaccine company's which can't be sued for damages. Yet the US and UK government's have vaccine damage programs to quietly payout for damages!?! None of this is hidden, it's not conspiracy theories it's right from his own words....his agenda. And again a quick google will tell you that all the while he's been donating money his worth had doubled...how is all this possible? People do your own research... listen to Bill Gates himself.... Look at who is supporting him and what paycheck they may be getting?

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GotIt

No one needs to vilify Bill Gates he clearly without shame through his own words in Ted Talks, videos, news interviews states his agenda for worldwide vaccination, digital monitoring through implants so we can have a immunity passport. His own words..... In 1999 the US Justice department sued him for his Microsoft monopoly. He then like Rockefeller before him started his charitable foundation and his mission to vaccinate. However at the same time he heavily invested in Big Pharma vaccine company's which can't be sued for damages. Yet the US and UK government's have vaccine damage programs to quietly payout for damages!?! None of this is hidden, it's not conspiracy theories it's right from his own words....his agenda. And again a quick google will tell you that all the while he's been donating money his worth had doubled...how is all this possible? People do your own research... listen to Bill Gates himself.... Look at who is supporting him and what paycheck they may be getting?

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Cicero3

I urge Mr Brown to practice what he preaches and forego the vaccine. I agree with the Captain.

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Ajd

Jbbrown is truly a dispicable little man whose demise one day will be welcomed by the universe of sane rational thinking human beings. I do not say this lightly.....I understand what it implies. But the truth is that in this desparate day and age there are truly people who bring NOTHING of benefit to mankind or even themselves. Jbb is one of those. Bill Gates has done more in 5 minutes than jbb has done in his entire life for others. If an expat gringo, please leave. We have enough problems to deal with than to have to read your ridiculous invective as regards anything sensible and sympathetic to the plight of man in this day and age. You are the epitome of the trump insanity that has inflicted so many with intellectual and simple common sense deficiencies. Go away......SOON!!!!

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Captain

Gates developed and was instrumental in bringing computers and hence the internet to the worlds poor. He spent what he earned on the worlds underprivileged through his foundation. He could have retired and blown his wealth on other things but chose to be a philanthropist. For this you cowards vilify him. Shame on you all. Pure jealousy .

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Jbbrown

Gates is a filthy globalist with a sick world view. The fucker should take his own vaccine but first makes sure Soros and the Obamas get theirs !!!!

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Panama

Gee where did all the replies from yesterday go? I guess nothing bad can be said about the devil or it gets pulled down except the one below. Why would the WH even let gates in the front door

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claire

Who is the author of this drivel? Bill Gates is admittedly "Mr. Depopulation" and has said the way to accomplish "depopulation" is through vaccines. It can't be any clearer than that.

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CatHair

He was smiling and laughing when asked by a reporter if this lockdown could go on for a lot longer than we think....he answered in the affirmative...that's all I need to know

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Oh ya

If the shoe fits .why did gates goto the WH and tell Trump not to investagate vaccines . The devil has a helper

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