HOAX - 'Ebola Vaccinations to Contain RFID Chips'
OutlineCirculating report claims that the US government has hatched a nefarious scheme to secretly implant RFID chips in citizens by hiding the chips in Ebola vaccinations.
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Brief AnalysisThe claims are nonsense. The report is a work of fiction disguised as news and published by the fake-news website National Report. The fake report builds on long running conspiracy theories that falsely claim that various governments are set to introduce mandatory microchipping of citizens. National Report considers itself satirical and nothing published on the site should be taken seriously.
CDC Whistleblower Exposes Ebola Vaccinations Containing RFID Chips
A CDC whistleblower has recently gone on record to expose nefarious government plans which would use the impending US Ebola pandemic as an opportunity to implant RFID technology in American citizens.
Story Claims RFID Chips Will Be Hidden in Ebola Vaccinations
The report claims that the chips will be hidden inside disposable syringes that will be used to vaccinate citizens against the deadly Ebola virus. Supposedly, 200,000 of the chip-laden Ebola syringes will be issued to households by December 1st and citizens will also be able to get the vaccine from local drug stores.
Thus, suggests the story, a great many US citizens will be implanted with the hidden RFID chips, thereby allowing the government to identify, separate and control its people from afar.
Story is Nonsense - Comes Via Fake-News Site National Report
The story is a work of fiction published by the fake-news website National Report. The site, which apparently considers itself satirical, presents its fictional material as seemingly legitimate news reports. And, it does not display any clear disclaimer that alerts its readers that stories on the site are fiction.
Thus, many people tend to mistake National Report stories as real news and are apt to share them with their friends via social media. Unfortunately, many of the site's fake stories go viral, spreading misinformation and raising angst and fear as they travel.
In fact, an earlier viral report from the same website falsely claimed that one in three Americans had already been secretly implanted with RFID chips during dental work.
Beware Fake-News Sites and Stories
It is thus important to verify any news stories that come your way before you share them. Searching an online news portal will usually reveal if a circulating report is true.
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Last updated: October 23, 2014
First published: October 23, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen