In a 2015 speech, Bill Gates warned that the greatest risk to humanity was not nuclear war but an infectious virus that could threaten the lives of millions of people.
That speech has resurfaced in recent weeks with 25 million new views on YouTube — but not in the way that Mr. Gates probably intended. Anti-vaccinators, members of the group QAnon and right-wing pundits have instead seized on the video as evidence that one of the world’s richest men planned to use a pandemic to wrest control of the global health system.
Mr. Gates, 64, the Microsoft co-founder has now become the star of an explosion of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus outbreak. In posts on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, he is being portrayed as the creator of Covid-19, as a profiteer from a virus vaccine, and as part of a dastardly plot to use the illness to cull or surveil the global population.
Americans are not impressed with what the mainstream media and the fact-checkers have to say.
Today a video surfaced where a huge crowd of Americans demanded the arrest of Bill Gates.
Huge crowd in America demanding for Bill Gates arrest. pic.twitter.com/GLxxpkeOgl
— World Updates (@Rntk____) May 2, 2020
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed millions of dollars to research treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to spread across the globe.
Those endeavors are now fueling a conspiracy theory that claims Bill Gates has plans to use the eventual vaccine to “track people.”
That claim has circulated in conspiracy theory groups online over the last few weeks, but it recently graduated to a more mainstream audience.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. slammed billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and his “messianic conviction that he is ordained to save the world with technology.”
If Bill Gates delivers a coronavirus vaccine, Roger Stone said he won’t be taking it.
What is your opinion?
Scroll down to leave a comment below.
Natalie D. is an American conservative writer who writes for Supreme Insider and Conservative US, ! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.