Bill Gates: I Hope These 'Crazy' and 'Evil' Conspiracy Theories About Me Will Go Away
Microsoft founder ruffled by content posted about him on social media
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates expressed dismay with what he called “crazy” and “evil” conspiracy theories spreading about him on social media.
Gates said the millions of “crazy conspiracy theories” about him and infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci had been fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in these really evil theories,” Gates told Reuters.
“I’m very surprised by that. I hope it goes away.”
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed at least $1.75 billion to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The response funds include support for vaccines, potential treatments, and diagnostics.
Gates lamented on some of the conspiracy theories circulating about him.
“But do people really believe that stuff?” Gates asked.
“We’re really going to have to get educated about this over the next year and understand .. how does it change peoples’ behavior, and how should we have minimized this?”
Last year, Gates urged social media platforms to do more to stop people from discussing "crazy stuff" online.
He slammed the now-deleted social media app, Parler, for not censoring content on its platform.