You might have noticed a video showing Bill Gates that’s been going around:
Elon Musk is in trouble now. Bill Gates spotted outside of Tesla headquarters. pic.twitter.com/EAotZmN2wM
— Maze (@mazemoore) April 23, 2022
Does anything in particular stand out in that video?
Bill has a physical particularity pic.twitter.com/KD2uM8srAP
— Messidor (@23Messidor) April 24, 2022
Having solved all other falsehoods, Reuters put the above video under its microscope of scrutiny:
A video purporting to show billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates with an enlarged chest has resurfaced online. @ReutersFacts found that the footage is digitally altered https://t.co/F0mGpYU7u7 pic.twitter.com/xt7V5C2SWv
— Reuters Fact Check (@ReutersFacts) April 25, 2022
The Reuters fact-check team was all over it:
A digitally altered video making rounds on social media shows billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates with an enlarged chest.
Posts with the clip can be seen here, here, here comments questioning if he is “transitioning” or if he “got breast implants.”
But when comparing it to the unedited footage here, published on YouTube by entertainment site Gossip Bae on May 23, it is evident that Gates’ figure has been edited to make his chest look larger.
Altered. Footage of Gates crossing a street has been manipulated to enlarge his chest.
So it’s confirmed: We live in the most bizarre timeline.
Protecting billionaires from silly, obvious fake internet videos; the top function of fact checkers. https://t.co/hfX1L3i5TZ
— DustinNettnin (@DustinNettnin) April 25, 2022
Hey, it’s not like President Biden or anybody in his administration have been telling any lies lately (cue eye roll).
Reuters, is this seriously what you spend your time 'fact checking'. This cannot genuinely be something you think important enough to verify…….unless Bill is paying you. Otherwise you should check every internet meme ever created.
— Ali Humbo (@AliHumbo) April 25, 2022
Thanks for clearly that up. Super helpful.
— geraldgray.eth (@SmartGridJer) April 25, 2022
This appears to be the actual video:
— Sai muss (@SaiMuss) April 24, 2022