Reports began surfacing recently about a new policy that stated all European babies would begin to have GPS tracking microchips planted in them once they were born. There was immediate uproar from many of the people who read these reports. However, as it turns out, it looks like there is nothing to worry about.
Multiple sources are now saying that there is not truth in these reports and that this is a hoax. Multiple sites such as Hoax-Slayer and Metabunk have both found the story to be totally false. The European microchip babies hoax is likely, another example of citizen journalism spreading like wildfire with a lack of fact checking.
“The claims in the report are absurd nonsense with not even a grain of truth. One version of the report was published on Nuooz.com, a European website that specializes in publishing false information disguised as news,” read the report by Hoax-Slayer.
According to the information found by Metabunk, the story was based on a paper written back in 2006 by the Surveillance Studies Network. The story was originally reported by the topinfopost.com, which has garnered a reputation for reporting false information.
This report struck a chord with those who read it, with recent security concerns being raised with citizens around the world after it was discovered the NSA has been gathering data from not only the U.S, but other countries as well. But need not worry, there won’t be any microchips in your newborns, at least not yet.
European Microchip Babies Hoax: What Is Really Going On?