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The bogus sign reads center for global human population reduction.
Bill and melinda gates foundation building sign. In the fight against covid 19 an unsung continent africa s low number of covid 19 cases offers lessons for the rest of the world on disease preparedness and response. The bill and melinda gates foundation is one of africa check s funders providing 11 of our income in 2019. By melinda gates co chair bill melinda gates foundation africa.
In april 2020 a photograph supposedly showing the words center for global human population reduction inscribed on a bill melinda gates foundation building was widely shared on social. The image circulating. Plan a visit 440 5th ave n.
Its website says it works to reduce the burden of. As countries respond to the coronavirus crisis false information about the bill and melinda gates foundation has spread online. Bill gates left and melinda french gates co chairmen of the bill melinda gates foundation hold a press conference on day three of the 2010.
The post includes a fake photo of the entrance to the bill melinda gates foundation headquarters at 500 5th ave in seattle washington. Its conservation strategies reduce potable water use by 80 percent and energy consumption by 40 percent an upfront investment in this 100 year energy efficient building that will pay for itself in. The bill melinda gates foundation bmgf a merging of the william h.
The words center for global human population reduction have been superimposed into the image seemingly referencing the thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory that gates wants to control global. Photos in media reports also show no other words on the building s exterior. Only the words bill melinda gates foundation appear in a google maps street view of the sign however.
The foundation was established by us tech billionaire bill gates and his wife melinda. Gates foundation and the gates learning foundation is an american private foundation founded by bill and melinda gates based in seattle washington it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world holding 46 8 billion in assets. Warren buffett speaks to the media with bill and melinda gates june 26 2006 at a news conference where buffett spoke about his financial gift to the.
A false claim on social media says the bill and melinda gates foundation has a sign reading center for global human population reduction on its building exterior.