THE Bill Gates is the favorite target of various conspiracy theories circulating about the coronavirus according with data collected by the New York Times and Zignal Labs, a company that analyzes news sources.
The conspiracy theories that relate to him Bill Gates with the virus reported 1,2 million times on television and social networks from February to April, 33% more times than the 2nd most popular conspiracy theory linking 5G by COVID-19, according to Zignal Labs, with 18,000 reports a day in April.
The conspiracy theories addressed to its co-founder Microsoft, available all over the internet: YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The New York Times found 16.000 different Facebook posts with almost 900.000 likes and comments. The 10 most popular videos on Youtube with the conspiracy theories that link him Bill Gates and the virus were screened almost five million times in March and April.
The "news" that spreads varies, but varies around its founder Microsoft and that he created COVID 19 to benefit from a vaccine in the future, or that Bill Gates is a member of a conspiracy that wants to exterminate humanity and / or that it wants to implement a global surveillance system.
According to the New York Times, there are many who claim that the video is evidence of Gates' formidable plan to use a pandemic for personal gain.
Although Gates himself declined to comment, Mark Suzman, chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told the NYT that lives. ”