FACT CHECK: Is Bill Gates Wanted For Murder In The Philippines?
A video shared on Twitter purportedly shows a screenshot of a headline reporting the Philippines has issued an arrest warrant for Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
WOAH‼️ WOAH‼️ WOAH‼️ An arrest warrant was just issued for BILL GATES?!👀👀😱😱 Yes! This is REAL!!
— Rizza Islam official (@RizzaIslam) March 4, 2023
The claims stems from a site known for spreading misinformation. There is no evidence any arrest warrant has been issued against Gates.
Gates recently claimed that expecting people to change to a plant-based diet is not enough to combat climate change, according to CNBC. The former Microsoft CEO said he is not confident that people will change their habits for the sake of the climate saying an “impoverished lifestyle” is not the solution, the outlet reported.
The Twitter post claims that due to high death rates caused by the vaccines Gates is wanted for murder. “Bill Gates Arrest Warrant Issued in Philippines For ‘Premeditated Murder’ Linked To Vaccine Roll Out,” the alleged headline reads.
“An arrest warrant was just issued for BILL GATES?!” the caption reads. “Yes! This is REAL!!” The caption also links to the full article on the website, News Punch.
There is no credible news report that suggests this story is true. There has been no mention of this on any of Bill Gates’ verified social media accounts. The News Punch story offered no evidence of this warrant. Furthermore the piece claims that Heinous Crimes Court in Manila, Philippines’ issued the warrant, however, there is no such court found of the Philippines court list.
News Punch is widely associated with misinformation according to FactCheck.org. Check Your Fact has debunked several other claims stemming from the site.
Check Your Fact contacted News Punch and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for comment. This piece will be updated if a response is provided. (RELATED: Did Essex Police Announce They Are Streamlining Certain Applicants Based On Ethnicity?)
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