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Three months into the global pandemic, has displaced as the chief bogeyman of the right.

In April, dozens of Texans crowded around Infowars host  at an anti-shutdown demonstration in Austin, Texas,  “arrest Bill Gates.” A New York-based tech nonprofit falsely rumored to be working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implant vaccine microchips in people received so many that it contacted the FBI. And a White House demanding the billionaire’s foundation be investigated for “medical malpractice and crimes against humanity” amassed half-a-million signatures in three weeks.

Gates, who has announced that his $40 billion-foundation will shift its “” to fighting , has been accused of a range of misdeeds,

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