The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, in his interview to the Australian TV channel ABC, shared his opinion on why people refuse to be vaccinated against COVID and wear masks.
In his opinion, conspiracy theories are the reason for all this.
“It’s tragic that conspiracy theories surrounding vaccines lead to people refusing to wear masks or get vaccinated when it becomes available,” Gates said.
The billionaire also noted that we need to stop the spread of misinformation online, but to do it properly. According to Gates, IT-giants and the authorities should filter the information on the web, but they should do it in a way that doesn’t violate the freedom of speech. He also noted that to date he has yet to see examples of a good approach to this issue.