Coronavirus has given rise to many conspiracy theories. Earlier this month, 5G was linked with COVID-19, and now Bill Gates has found himself in the middle of the storm. According to the data compiled by the New York Time and Zignal Labs, conspiracy theories regarding Gates and the virus have been mentioned on Television and social media around 1.2 million times. This data was collected in a matter of two months (February and March).
Hoaxes directed at the Microsoft co-founder have been circulating all over the internet. The New York Times has exposed that 16,000 Facebook posts were made about this theory and they were liked and commented on nearly 900,000 times. It is the 10ths most popular video on YouTube and has been seen 5 million times in March and April.
Many reasons could suggest why Gates could be a part of the COVID-19 employers. The most obvious one is that he would want to profit off the money that he’d make by producing the vaccine. Other theories narrate that he’s part of a cult that is against humanity, and/or he’s part of the global surveillance system.
Source: The New York Times
In 2015, he gave a TedTalk, in which he talked about infections being the greatest threat to humanity and it received more than 25 million views on YouTube. New York Times further shares that the anti-vaxxers, right-wing pundits, and members of the conspiracy group QAnon have made claims that this video is evidence of his disgusting plan.
In other news, we know that Bill Gates has never been a big supporter of Trump and has always been outspoken about his opinion. When Trump disclosed that he plans to defund WHO, Gates took to Twitter.
“Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.”
Although his tweet wasn’t directly targeting Trump, it was obvious what he was trying to imply.