European Newborn Babies Will Be Microchipped Beginning May 2014-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains what appears to be an article alleging all babies in Europe will be implanted with a radio frequency identification tag or “RFID” microchip.
The source for this spoof is a January 22, 2014, article by Top Info Post News, which was clearly labeled by the website as “hoax / bin.”
Screen shot from Tip News website showing “Hoax / Bin”
RFID chips are not radio transmitters. RFID tags are low range transponders, which can only be read by a scanner from a limited distance.
This eRumor went viral on the Web when conspiracy theory websites picked up the story without fact checking.