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Photoshopped Tweet of Bill Gates Supporting Animal Sacrifice on Eid Shared on Social Media

Bill Gates has never tweeted anything related to Eid or slaughtering.

“I don’t want to see any tweet hating on Muslims for slaughtering animals, about 1 million animals killed each day by KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King etc. too feed the rich & make hella money out of it. During Eid Muslims sacrifice them to feed the poor for Free & Y’all lose your mind.”, reads a screenshot of a purported tweet by billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Twitter user Enver Baig posted the screenshot with a message praising Gates for his tweet.

A few more individuals on WhatsApp and Twitter have shared this screenshot believing it to be true.

Fact-check

Alt News found that the text of the tweet doesn’t fit in the 280 character limit on Twitter. In the screenshot below, one can see that the text exceeds the character limit by five. Therefore the screenshot of the tweet attributed to Bill Gates is photoshopped.

Furthermore, with a keyword on search on Bill Gates’ Twitter timeline, we found that he has never tweeted anything related to Eid or slaughtering. It is important to note here that had Gates opined on the religious sentiments of any particular community, it would have certainly attracted media attention around the world.

Twitter handle @WolfieBabiee was one of the earliest to post this message on August 10, 2019. The tweet has garnered over 48,000 retweets so far.

This article was originally published at Alt News.

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