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Image caption Conspiracy theorists around the world have put Bill Gates at the heart of their stories. Speculation about a future coronavirus vaccine is ramping up and social-media posts from anti-vaccination campaigners are gaining more traction online. We've been debunking a few recent claims. WHY THE MICROCHIP RUMOURS DON'T STACK UP. First up, a conspiracy theory about vaccines that has spanned the globe. It claims that the coronavirus pandemic is a cover for a plan to implant trackable microchips and that the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is behind it. We've found no evidence to support these claims. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told the BBC the claim was "false". The head of... Full story

30 May