WHO director was not arrested for crimes against humanity

Facebook users are sharing an article that claims that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of World Health Organization, has been arrested for crimes against humanity and genocide.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  12 Aug 2022 12:02 PM GMT
WHO director was not arrested for crimes against humanity

Hyderabad: Facebook users are sharing an article that claims that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of World Health Organization, has been arrested for crimes against humanity and genocide.

"WHO director arrested for crimes against humanity, the WEF may be next - #Nuremberg2 trends," one user tweeted.


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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter noticed that the article being shared was by Vancouver Times. We clicked on the link and found that the article explained how Ghebreyesus was arrested because he took part in a conspiracy to misinform the public about Covid-19 and helped push "unnecessary and deadly vaccines on the human population."

At the end of the article is a note that reads, "This is a satirical article. COVID-19 vaccines are deemed safe and effective by health officials. Please visit CDC.org for more information."



The website had several similar articles. One of them was titled "Bill Gates under investigation for Plandemic as #moneybox trends" while another was titled "Justin Trudeau under investigation for genocide as #Monkeypox trends."


The 'About' section of the website state that it is the most trusted source for satire on the West Coast. "We write satirical stories about issues that affect conservatives," it reads.


Hence, the claim that WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been arrested for crimes against humanity and genocide is false. It is clear that netizens are sharing an article by a satire website as true news.

Claim Review:WHO director was arrested for crimes against humanity
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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