Fact-checked by: Dubawa

2020/04/08 | Nigeria

FALSE: A Facebook user claims Melinda Gates divorced her husband, Bill Gates, for wanting to destroy Africa.

Explanation: During an interview with Poppy Harlow on CNN, Melinda Gates discussed her Foundation’s plans to tackle the pandemic. She further advised African leaders to act fast, as their countries will arguably be the worst hit. At no point, however, did she discuss her marital affairs; nor proclaim her husband a killer or someone with a murderous mind. Most importantly, any information of this magnitude about the world’s richest couple would hit the headlines of major news platforms; not just social media outlets, least of all from users with no credibility or track record.

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This false claim originated from: Facebook

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