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European Newborn Babies Will Be Microchipped From May 2014-Fiction!

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 Truth:

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”
The article cited no sources, and it is technically impossible for radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to be “linked straight to a satellite.”
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.
Posted 04/14/13