Bill Gates accused of being at the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic: the founder of Microsoft is coming out of silence!
Steph Deschamps / July 24, 2020
US billionaire Bill Gates swept aside social media conspiracy theories on Thursday that accuse him of being behind the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It's a bad combination of pandemic, social media, and people looking for simple explanations,” he said in an interview with CNN.
Fake news articles and doctored photos have gone viral on social media, shared in many languages. A video accuses Bill Gates of wanting to "eliminate 15% of the population" under the guise of vaccinating the population. She has been seen millions of times on YouTube.
"Our foundation has given more money than any other group to buy vaccines to save lives," said Bill Gates, hoping that these conspiracy theories will not make the population resistant to the vaccine when it is released. point.
He has allocated $ 250 million for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and his foundation has invested billions of dollars over the past 20 years in the development of health systems in the poorest countries.
Since the start of the pandemic, AFP fact-checking teams have uncovered dozens of anti-Bill Gates rumors, in many languages and on various social networks, from Facebook to Instagram.
“I deeply believe in the fact that the truth will be recognized,” and those conspiracy theories foiled, added Bill Gates.
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