Fact-checked by: Vistinomer

2022/07/08 | North Macedonia

FALSE: In 2015 Bill Gates declared, due to global warming, the world population should be reduced by 10-15% with the use of a vaccine In 2020 Bill Gates declared that 7 billion people should be vaccinated. In 2021/2022 the question is – why should we receive a vaccine from someone who wants to reduce the world population?

Explanation: The post, by spreading misinformation, supports the anti-vaccine campaign and causes fear, panic, and uncertainty in the public that vaccines are harmful and side effects can have fatal consequences. It is not the first time that Bill Gates and his appearances have been taken out of context, edited, and misused to spread the famous conspiracy theory that vaccination is a plan to depopulate the world population. These misconceptions, which have been spreading around the Internet for a long time, originate from Gates' TED speech in 2010, and the topic on which he speaks is not at all related to covid, nor to population depopulation through vaccination

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