Fact Check: Klaus Schwab Did NOT Tweet That There Are Coming Food Shortages

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  • by: Sarah Thompson
Fact Check: Klaus Schwab Did NOT Tweet That There Are Coming Food Shortages Fake Tweet

Did Klaus Schwab tweet that there are coming food shortages and that his World Economic Forum is working with the Biden administration to ensure that most people survive? No, that's not true: This is a tweet from a fake Twitter account that is not Klaus Schwab's. The parody Twitter account has been suspended.

A screenshot of this fake tweet from November 12, 2020, has been circulating on social media for months. One example is this post (archived here) published on Facebook on February 11, 2021. The original fake tweet opened:

The World Economic Forum are working with the Biden Administration to ensure that most people will survive the coming food shortages.
Citizens that have up-to-date vaccination documents will receive regular packages of plant-based protein products

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Mar 1 20:43:02 2021 UTC)

The real account of Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, has a blue check-mark, Twitter's indication it has verified a famous person's account and the handle is @ProfKlausSchwab.

The fake account named @_Klaus_Schwab has been deleted.


(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Mon Mar 1 4:05 2021 EST)

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  Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson lives with her family and pets on a small farm in Indiana. She founded a Facebook page and a blog called “Exploiting the Niche” in 2017 to help others learn about manipulative tactics and avoid scams on social media. Since then she has collaborated with journalists in the USA, Canada and Australia and since December 2019 she works as a Social Media Authenticity Analyst at Lead Stories.


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