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Hoax – ‘All European Newborn Babies Microchipped From December 2016’

by Brett M. Christensen

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.

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.

Examples

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’

Babies Microchipped Hoax - 2016 Version

 

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 - 2014 Version

 

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 fake-news 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.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer