Did the World Economic Forum (WEF) tweet that "Christmas must be abolished" to fight climate change? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that this is a real tweet and it does not appear on the official WEF Twitter account.
The World Economic Forum has recently launched a controversial new initiative that will have Christians up in arms.
This is how the article looked on News Punch at the time this fact check was written:
(Source: News Punch screenshot taken on Fri Dec 30 18:59:24 2022 UTC)
A graphic in the article shows a supposed tweet published by the World Economic Forum's Twitter account that simply read "Christmas must be abolished." In addition to there being no such tweet on the official WEF page, there are no verifiable news sources that support this claim.
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