The message contained in the article is consistent with the disinformation campaign that various pro-Kremlin outlets have recently been conducting against the Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates accusing him of having created the pandemic or of trying to exploit it for his own pecuniary interests.
Among these conspiracy theories is the allegation that Gates and other members of the “global élite” seek to exploit the pandemic to force mass vaccinations and inject microchips into people’s bodies in order to control every person on the planet.
Microsoft’s new patent titled “Cryptocurrency system using body activity data”, filed under the number WO2020060606A1 is viewed by many conspiracy theorists in the West as “proof” of Gates’s plan to create a global surveillance network by vaccinating people in order to secretly install tracking chips inside them. These conspiracy theorists point out that the number assigned to the new Microsoft patent includes the infamous number 666, referred to as the “number of the beast” in the New Testament, which has become one of the most widely recognised symbols for the Antichrist or for the devil.
It is not true that this patent is about microchipping people in order to control them. The patent has nothing to do with vaccinations nor with the coronavirus pandemic. This patent is about mining cryptocurrency. It refers to a system which would enable individuals to mine cryptocurrency using their body activity data, eliminating the need for specialised mining machines. Moreover, the patent focuses on tracking body activity via wearable technology (such as a smartwatch) and makes no mention of implanted microchips.
Furthermore, it is not true – as the article claims - that the Masonic Youth Child Identification Program in the US involves microchipping people (in this case children). The programme allows parents the opportunity to create a kit of identifying materials for their child (fingerprint card, a physical description, DNA sample, etc.) to provide to law enforcement and the public in the event the child goes missing but does not involve implanting microchips in children.
Read a previous case claiming that sooner or later, Americans will have to choose between freedom or a vaccine with a microchip.