All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from May 2014

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Social media feeds and email inboxes are currently being inundated by a supposed news report that claims that all babies born within the European Union will be implanted with a subcutaneous RFID chip beginning in May 2014.

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The report claims that the implanted chips will contain GPS technology that allow a direct connection to a satellite. Supposedly, public clinics in Europe are being alerted about the new requirements and a “report sheet” for each microchipped baby will be provided.

But, of course, the claims in the message are utter nonsense. The report is pure fiction with not even the most tenuous connection to the truth. Babies in Europe – or anywhere else in the world – are not set to receive mandatory microchipping.

It is a little unclear which website first published the report. However, the first version that I encountered was published on the European pseudonews website, Nuooz.com. The site churns out fictional and fanciful stories in French and English and presents them as news articles. Thereport was also published on the “news” aggregation website TopInfoPost. TopInfoPost specializes in publishing made-up conspiracy theory nonsense disguised as news.

For the record, there are no reports confirming the claims in any credible news publication. If the information were true, the story would be front-page news all around the world.

Predictably, the report has invigorated long running – and equally ridiculous – US based conspiracy theories that have long claimed that the United States government is planning on microchipping all its citizens so that they can be tracked and controlled.

Drivel such as this does nothing but clog the interwebs and needlessly cause fear and outrage among the gullible and those hapless and fear-ridden individuals who see conspiracy around every darkened corner.

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