After President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law last Thursday, there have been rumors about Bill Gates’s involvement in the bill.
Twitter users have been sharing an article from The BL, or “The Beauty of Life,” a media company connected to the right-wing outlet the Epoch Times.” The story from The BL is headlined: “$3.5 billion for Bill Gates’s foundation hidden in the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill.”
The article claims: “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is described as a ‘key partner’ on Page 613 of the Democrats’ 628-page relief bill, which calls for a donation of ‘not less than $3,500,000,000” to the Global Fund to Combat AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.’”
According to The Dispatch Fact Check, The COVID relief bill does not name the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, nor does it describe the foundation as a “key partner.” The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did not receive any money from the COVID-relief bill, as the article falsely claims.
Claims that the Gates Foundation received money from the COVD-19 relief bill are false.