FACT CHECK: No, Phoenix Has Not Imposed A WEF Ban On Meat, Dairy and Private Cars
A post shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, claims Phoenix, Arizona, has imposed a ban from the World Economic Forum (WEF) on meat, dairy and private cars.
Phoenix Becomes First U.S. City To Impose WEF’s Ban on Meat, Dairy, Private Cars https://t.co/7868A6iIsq
— 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝗶𝗕𝗶𝗮𝘀𝗲 ① (@FredDiBiase247) September 22, 2023
The claim is inaccurate. No such ban exists.
President Joe Biden recently visited Arizona to make a speech about how America must overcome new obstacles to democracy and to honor late Sen. John McCain, his idea of what the Republican party stood for prior to former President Donald Trump, Politico reported. Biden also announced the funding of the McCain Library, which is to be developed by the McCain Institute and Arizona State University, according to CBS News.
An X post claims Phoenix has enacted a ban on meat, dairy and private cars in accordance with the WEF. The post shares an article that features an image of WEF founder Klaus Schwab and one of Phoenix’s mayor Kate Gallego.
“Phoenix Becomes First U.S. City To Impose WEF’s Ban on Meat, Dairy, Private Cars,” the post reads.
This article and claim are not legitimate, however. The article was published by a site called “The People’s Voice,” a site that has previously published misinformation. One of these instances was previously debunked by Check Your Fact, the article claiming that 14 U.S. states have signed a WEF treaty requiring them to ban meat, dairy and private cars by 2030. (RELATED: Have 14 U.S. Cities Signed A WEF Treaty That Bans Meat, Dairy And Private Car Ownership By 2030?)
Check Your Fact has reached out to the WEF for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.