False posts about 'depopulation through forced vaccination' target Bill Gates

Updated on 08/09/2021 at 04:00

As more Covid-19 jabs are administered globally, social media posts have shared a newspaper report with a claim that it shows billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates calling for "depopulation through forced vaccination". The claim is false. The newspaper -- which has a history of publishing vaccine misinformation -- has misrepresented remarks made by Gates in 2010 about population growth, where he made no reference to "depopulation".