Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, donated millions to social, health, and education developments. Recently, this giving has focused on countering racial injustice, reducing financial barriers, and increasing representation of minority groups, in addition to COVID-19 vaccine research and promotion.
One of the couple's programs notes on its website that its goal is to provide educational opportunities for minority students. Gates and his wife also expressed their views following the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other promoters of conspiracy theories are openly calling for the murder of Gates and others involved in COVID-19 research and vaccine promotion. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists on Telegram are calling for violence against him and are speaking against him for his role in promoting the vaccine.
The following report presents content posted online by neo-Nazis and white supremacists about Bill Gates.
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Posts Promoting Violence
On December 15, 2020, a neo-Nazi social media channel posted a GIF that showing a man standing behind Gates and aiming a gun at his head. The caption reads: "Violence Solves Everything."
A social media user posted a link on January 13, 2021 to an article about Gates and wrote: "KILL THIS ASSHOLE NOW. THIS IS A CLEAR MESSAGE OF GENOCIDE. DEFEND YOUR LIFE KILL THIS CUNT."
On February 28, 2021, a user on a neo-Nazi social media channel shared an anonymous poll asking: "Theoretically speaking about Minecraft… If you had a clean headshot on Bill Gates would you take it?" A total of 101 people answered the poll, with 57% (58 people) answering "YES," 31% (31 people) answering "Fuck That Minecraft Talk," and 9% (9 people) answering "I'm a Gay N****r." Only 3% (3 people) answered "NO."
A social media user posted on March 5, 2021, a graphic with a call to "kill Gates and the next Plandemic" and added: "Bill Gates Warns The 'Next Plandemic' Is Coming After COVID 19."
A white supremacist channel forwarded a graphic GIF that depicts a masked man shooting a man with Gates's face superimposed onto his head.
Posts About COVID-19
A white supremacist social media channel posted an image on February 5, 2021, of Bill Gates with devil's horns, red eyes, a satanic pentagram on his forehead, and flames in the background and wrote: "Bill Gates Fraud Exposure. From making computers to making computer viruses then curing them with anti virus..."
A neo-Nazi social media channel shared a video on November 21, 2020 from "The fog valley" channel showing Gates saying that everyone will have to take the COVID vaccine, and comments on this at length.
A white supremacist channel posted a video featuring a sign calling for Gates's arrest.
A white supremacist channel shared an image of Gates with syringes on his fingers.