Issue 171 - February, 2014 (1st Edition) - Page 8
Hoax - 'All European Newborn Babies Microchipped From May 2014'
Circulating report claims that from May 2014, all newborn babies born in Europe will be implanted with a subcutaneous RFID chip that will include a GPS that can be linked to a satellite.
The claims in the report are absurd nonsense with not even a grain of truth. One version of the report was published on Nuooz.com, a European website that specializes in publishing false information disguised as news. TopInfoPost, another site that perpetrates fictional nonsense presented as fact, also picked up the story. The silly hoax has reawakened equally silly conspiracy theories that have claimed for years that the United States government was planning on microchipping its citizens.
All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from May 2014
On May 2014, through Europe newborn children will be compelled to take in a subcutaneous RFID chip.
Public clinics in the European Union are to be alerted. The chip in inquiry will be contributed with the report sheet on the newborn.
Social media feeds and email inboxes are currently being inundated by a supposed news report that claims that all babies born within the European Union will be implanted with a subcutaneous RFID chip beginning in May 2014.
The report claims that the implanted chips will contain GPS technology that allow a direct connection to a satellite. Supposedly, public clinics in Europe are being alerted about the new requirements and a "report sheet" for each microchipped baby will be provided.
But, of course, the claims in the message are utter nonsense. The report is pure fiction with not even the most tenuous connection to the truth. Babies in Europe - or anywhere else in the world - are not set to receive mandatory microchipping.
It is a little unclear which website first published the report. However, the first version that I encountered was published on the European pseudonews website, Nuooz.com. The site churns out fictional and fanciful stories in French and English and presents them as news articles. The report was also published on the "news" aggregation website TopInfoPost. TopInfoPost specializes in publishing made-up conspiracy theory nonsense disguised as news.
For the record, there are no reports confirming the claims in any credible news publication. If the information were true, the story would be front-page news all around the world.
Predictably, the report has invigorated long running - and equally ridiculous – US based conspiracy theories that have long claimed that the United States government is planning on microchipping all its citizens so that they can be tracked and controlled.
Drivel such as this does nothing but clog the interwebs and needlessly cause fear and outrage among the gullible and those hapless and fear-ridden individuals who see conspiracy around every darkened corner.
Last updated: January 23, 2014
First published: January 23, 2014
Written by Brett M. Christensen
Pages in this issue:
- Facebook 'Account Verification' Scam
- No, the Labour Party is NOT Planning to Introduce a 'Pet Tax'
- Satire - 'Black Mambas to Help Eradicate Cane Toads'
- Overblown and Inaccurate Gonorrhea 'STD Superbug' Reports
- 'Customer Service Center' Malware Emails
- Mint.Com.Uk 'Minimum Credit Card Payment Due' Phishing Scam
- Outrage Over Viral Image Depicting Young Woman Pointing Gun at Baby
- Hoax - 'All European Newborn Babies Microchipped From May 2014'
- 'Look Out for PayPal Scam' Warning Message
- Royal Caribbean International 'Vacation Package' Like-Farming and Survey Scam
- Spurious Health Tip - Onion on Feet to Take Away Illness
- The Tale of The Lion, Tiger and Bear Rescued from a Drug Dealer
- Apple Account 'Update to New SSL Servers' Phishing Scam
- 'Huge Plane Crashes Into Bridge' Survey Scam
- Boy Shot By Step Dad Charity Hoax
- Burger King 'Now Hiring Must Be Mexican' Billboard
- Moon Melon Hoax Image
- Bogus Funeral Notification Emails Point to Malware
- 'Giant Snake Eats Zookeeper' Video Survey Scam
- No, Five Meter Tall Human Skeletons were NOT Found in Iran