Fact-checked by: Rappler

2020/07/10 | Philippines

FALSE: The cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is not real and was planned by US billionaire Bill Gates to push the use of vaccines and microchip implants.

Explanation: The video contained several unproven conspiracy theories that were already debunked by several fact checking organizations. While there is an existing video of Gates talking about virus outbreaks in a TED Talk in 2015, he never mentioned COVID-19 in his speech. Instead, he was urging the people to prepare for the next possible epidemic.

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This false claim originated from: Several Facebook pages and accounts

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