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Hoax - 'All European Newborn Babies Microchipped From December 2016'


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Outline

Circulating report claims that from December 2016, all newborn babies born in Europe will be implanted with a subcutaneous RFID chip that will include a GPS sensor that can transmit data to cell phones and tablets.

European Babies Microchipped Hoax
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Brief Analysis

The claims in the report are absurd nonsense with not even a grain of truth. While this version features a start date of December 2016, the original version claimed that the newborn microchipping was to have started in May 2014. Which, of course, never happened. Versions of the story have been featured on various fake-news and conspiracy websites for several years. This silly hoax has reawakened equally silly conspiracy theories that have claimed for years that the United States government was planning on microchipping its citizens.

   

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All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from December 2016

According to several sources, 'On December 2016, through Europe newborn children will be compelled to take in a subcutaneous RFID chip.

This chip will perform as a GPS sensor that will task with a micro- disposable battery every 2 years in state clinics. The data, collected from one or more sensors in the body, would be transmitted to cellphones or tablets where apps would give parents and pediatricians insights into the baby’s health and condition in real-time'

European babies microchipped 2016 hoax

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.

Babies Microchipped Hoax



Detailed Analysis

Social media feeds and email inboxes are currently being hit 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 December 2016. The report claims that the implanted chips will contain GPS technology that allows a direct connection to other devices such as cell phones and tablets.

The current story is just an updated version of an earlier report that claimed that newborn babies were to be microchipped from May 2014.

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 messages are utter nonsense. The reports are 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 in early 2014. The site, which is no longer online, churned out fictional and fanciful stories in French and English and presented them as news articles. The 2014 version of the report was also published on the "news" aggregation website TopInfoPost. TopInfoPost specializes in publishing made-up conspiracy theory nonsense disguised as news. The updated 2016 version of the story appears on DailyLives.org and other outlets.

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.

   

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Last updated: October 27, 2015
First published: January 23, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from May 2014
All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from December 2016