Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tweeted yesterday (15) that the company had to shut down Internet Explorer due to “running out of microchips” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tweet “I think we’re finally out of microchips” came in response to a post from The Daily Show. The profile for the humor show reads: “Wow, Bill Gates encouraged everyone to get vaccinated, and a year later Internet Explorer dies. Coincidence???”
Both posts, of course, were nothing more than a joke. They make fun of the conspiracy theory you’re vaccinated against Corona Virus They were used to implant traceable microchips – Bill Gates was behind them.
The origin of fake news
Rumors surfaced in March 2020, after Gates stated in an interview that “we will have some digital certificates” that will be used to show Who has recovered, been tested and who has received the vaccine.
At no time has the billionaire mentioned microchips. However, the speech led to the widespread publication of an article entitled “Bill Gates will use microchip implants to fight the Corona virus.”
At the time, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said that “digital certification” refers to the creation of an open-source digital platform with the goal of expanding access to safe testing at home.
The end of the era?
An Internet Explorer (IE) mention by “The Daily Show” relates to Browser shutdown tech support that took place on Wednesday (15).
With that said, there will be no more updates and security improvements on the platform launched in 1995. Having become outdated with the arrival of Chrome, from The Googleand Apple Safari, Internet Explorer was replaced by Microsoft Edge, which became the default browser for Windows.
For nostalgia, the new software will have the option to enable IE mode, allowing browsing as if the user was using the old browser. This will also allow access to the sites that were designed for the program.
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