A post shared on Facebook purports World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and executive chairperson Klaus Schwab has a personal logo that looks like the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) logo.
The post shows Kaunas University of Technology’s coat of arms. A comparison of the coat of arms and the CIA’s logo reveals they are not exactly the same.
Schwab praised China for its COVID-19 control measures during the WEF’s recent “Summer Davos” event, according to The Sociable. Over 1,500 participants attended the event, which was held in Tianjin, China, in late June, Insider reported.
“Is there any connection between the C–I–A logo and Klaus Schwabs logo,” the Facebook post, which has received over 300 likes, purports. The post includes side-by-side photos of what it claims is Schwab’s personal logo and the CIA logo.
The claim is false, however. The post shows Kaunas University of Technology’s coat of arms. The coat of arms is comprised of a shield that includes a gold symbol of matter on a blue background, according to the university’s website
. The photo of Schwab stems from a news article
posted by the university when he was presented with his honorary doctorate in 2017. The coat of arms appears on a podium Schwab is standing behind during the ceremony.
In addition, a comparison of the university’s coat of arms and the CIA’s logo reveals they are not exactly the same. The gold symbol that appears on the university’s coat of arms bears nine points, while the CIA’s logo bears sixteen points and “represents the convergence of intelligence data from around the world at a central point,” according to the agency’s website
Check Your Fact has contacted the WEF and the CIA for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.