Malaysian social media users falsely claim 'Bill Gates has prepared billions of monkeypox vaccines'

Published on 15/06/2022 at 09:21

A video has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook and TikTok alongside a claim that billionaire Bill Gates has "billions of doses of monkeypox vaccine on standby" as more than a thousand infections have emerged worldwide. However the video has been shared in a false context. The footage was taken during Gates' visit to a Covid-19 vaccine storage facility in Abu Dhabi in May 2022. His charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has told AFP that the claim is untrue.