In a Facebook post that has been making the rounds, there is a claim that the United Nations (UN) has stated that Bill Gates’ “Digital IDs” will be mandatory for participation in society. However, this claim has been found to be completely false. The origin of this claim can be traced back to an article published on a website known for spreading fake news called “The People’s Voice” on November 5. It should be noted that this website has a “Liability Disclaimer” stating that it does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information on the site.
The post goes on to allege that the UN plans to implement digital IDs worldwide by 2030. But once again, this claim is false and has been debunked. The UN Development Program (UNDP) has denied the validity of this claim. Victor Garrido Delgado, a spokesperson for the UNDP, stated that the United Nations has never claimed that digital ID will become mandatory. Delgado also clarified that the article in question misrepresents the UNDP’s initiative called “50in5,” which seeks to enhance digital public infrastructure systems in 50 countries.
It is important to note that Bill Gates himself has not made any statements about this claim on his website or verified social media accounts. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has also denied the claim’s validity in an email to Check Your Fact. It is clear that this Facebook post is nothing more than a baseless rumor. So, don’t fall for the false information being spread on social media. Always fact-check before sharing any claims.