Disinfo: Bill Gates is working on depopulation policies and plans for dictatorial control of world politics

Summary

The Italian parliamentarians should resist all alleged plans for a compulsory vaccination against Covid-19. Such efforts would be driven by the corrupt elites – the “deep state”, pointing the finger at Bill Gates as one of the main culprits behind the vaccination campaign, if not the pandemic itself. For decades, Bill Gates has been working on depopulation policies and plans for dictatorial control of world politics with the aim of achieving primacy over agriculture, technology and energy. The real goal of all this is total control. The absolute domination of the people, who are transformed into laboratory animals and slaves.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation and conspiracy theory about Bill Gates and his connection to COVID-19. In this case RT quotes claims made by an Italian Member of Parliament. RT references Gates as a target of erroneous hypotheses, but then RT repeats these conspiracy theories and does not directly challenge them. It uses a typical technique of pro-Kremlin disinformation, where a clear disinformation message is legitimised as “opinion” and the context does not make it clear that the statement is untrue. In addition, the article links to two other articles framed as “opinions”: Both forward well-known and debunked claim about hundreds of thousands paralysed children in India (see debunk by Correctiv). Referring to the claim, that Bill Gates and his foundation is working on depopulation policies, this claim is disinformation and was debunked several times. As noted by Denbunkingdenialism.com and Snopes Bill Gates is not interested in using vaccines to reduce the population by using them as an agent of death or a tool to sterilise unsuspecting masses. Rather, Gates is interested in keeping more children alive in order to reduce the need for parents to have more children, thus limiting the overall population growth rate. In society after society, he saw, when the mortality rate falls—specifically, below 10 deaths per 1,000 people—the birth rate also drops, and population growth stabilises. Read further debunking by the Insider. As EUvsDisinfo has reported, Bill-Gates-related COVID-19 conspiracy theories are widespread; also in recently produced Russian TV-programmes. Updated on 22nd of June 2020 to better reflect the original source of disinformation.

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  • Reported in: Issue 198
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/05/2020
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Italy
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Bill Gates, Deep state, Secret elites / global elites, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

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Disproof

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