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Bill Gates Destroyed in ABC News Interview?

Did Bill Gates Just Get Destroyed in an ABC News Interview with Sarah Ferguson?

Check out the viral video and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @2023-10-07: Updated with new information after video went viral again
Originally published on 2023-03-08

Affirm: Bill Gates Destroyed in ABC News Interview!

People are sharing a TikTok video with the title “Bill Gates Stuck in a Corner,” which shows Bill Gates being destroyed in a recent ABC News interview.

Here are the subtitles that accompany the interview, but they are quite long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts.

ABC News: So, Mr. Gates, in your own words, what have you contributed to the world?

Bill Gates: I'm not sure if you know this, but I created the most popular computer operating system in the world.

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Bill Gates Destroyed in ABC News Interview?

TRUE : Bill Gates was NO Destroyed in an ABC News interview!

This is another example of FAKE NEWS created to go viral on TikTok, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1: ABC News interviewed Bill Gates on January 31, 2023

First, let's start by sharing the basic context of the ABC News interview with Bill Gates.

The interview was conducted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Sarah Ferguson on her current affairs programme – 7.30, and published on Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Fact #2: ABC News didn't destroy Bill Gates in that interview

Anyone who watches the actual Bill Gates interview on ABC News will be baffled by the viral video and will claim that Sarah Ferguson never “destroyed” Bill Gates.

You can read all about their interview and even watch the video at an article written by Sarah Ferguson and her colleague Myles Wearring. In her interview, she only asked Bill Gates about:

  • COVID-19 conspiracy theories
  • Elon Musk buys Twitter
  • the rise of artificial intelligence
  • climate change and renewable energy
  • his association with Jeffrey Epstein
  • his philanthropy and pledges to donate most of his wealth

Sarah Ferguson ended the interview by thanking Bill Gates, who just nodded. She never left the interview frustrated, as shown in the viral video.

Fact #3: Gates Foundation calls video viral Fake

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's media department called the viral video fake:

We confirm that the audio in this altered video is fake.

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Fact #4: The viral video was edited using Artificial Intelligence

The viral video was created by a TikTok creator named bdti989WHO published with the title:

How dangerous AI can be 😱
#BillGates #billgates #microsoft #Microsoft #followformore #follow #msdos #uops #ups #ops #mundo #interview #interviews #artificialintelligence #ia

bdti989 He also claimed several times that he edited the ABC News interview using artificial intelligence. It's basically a deeply fake video.

Yes, it is generated by AI!

Fact #5: The fake video was not satire

While some people try to justify creating and/or sharing the video as “satire,” that is not true. Not even the creator of the content himself called it satire.

bdti989 It doesn't seem to create satire. His account is full of typical edited news content that promotes right-wing conspiracies, not satire.

Most of his videos are not particularly popular and usually have less than 3,000 views. His AI-generated fake video of ABC News' interview with Bill Gates alone has gone viral, with more than 1.4 million views.

He likely created it to test his ability to create fake videos using artificial intelligence. Let's hope he doesn't inspire you to create more such videos to increase the popularity of your TikTok channel.

Fact #6: Bill Gates was a prominent programmer

Regardless of what we may think of Bill Gates as a businessman and/or person, he was well regarded as a programmer. Both Gates and Paul Allen developed Altair BASIC, a BASIC programming interpreter for the MITS Altair 8800 and S-100 computers.

Paul Allen would write a famous bootstrap program for it. during a flight to demonstrate their Altair BASIC interpreter, but Bill Gates would win the famous bet on who could write the shortest possible bootstrap program.

Fact #6: MS-DOS was not created by Gary Kildall

Gary Kildall (misnamed Gary Kildahl in the fake video) was the creator of the CP/M operating system that was once considered by IBM for its first PC.

Bill Gates not only did it No steal MS-DOS from Gary Kildall, it was Gates who suggested that IBM should buy Kildall's CP/M-86 for its next PC.

However, Gary Kildall flew away on his private jet instead of meeting with IBM representatives and they failed to reach an agreement.

Fact #7: MS-DOS was based on 86-DOS

MS-DOS (mistakenly named Emma's DOS in the fake video) was based on Seattle Computer Products' 86-DOS.

After IBM and Digital Research failed to reach an agreement on CP/M-86, IBM chief negotiator Jack Sams asked Bill Gates to find a usable operating system for the IBM PC. Gates later proposed using 86-DOS.

Microsoft then bought a non-exclusive He licensed 86-DOS in December 1980 for $25,000 and hired Tim Paterson to port it to the IBM PC, so that it would run on the Intel 8086 processor. IBM would submit over 300 change requests before accepting the final port.

It was not until July 1981, a month before IBM launched the PC, that Microsoft purchased all rights to 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products for $50,000. Microsoft then licensed the modified 86-DOS to IBM and it became PC DOS 1.0.

In short, MS-DOS (renamed PC DOS) was based on 86-DOS, which was a different operating system from the CP/M invented by Gary Kildall.

Kildall would later persuade IBM to offer CP/M-86 with the PC. That wouldn't be possible if Kildall actually sold CP/M to Microsoft “for a couple bucks,” as the fake video alleges.

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Comparison of MS-DOS 86-DOS

Fact #8: COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective

Anti-vaccination advocates are not interested in your health, which is why… keep lying on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

The truth is that COVID-19 vaccines were only approved AFTER they had undergone testing. Extensive safety and efficacy testing.in which tens of thousands of volunteers participated.

And even after receiving Emergency Use Authorization and full FDA approvalTheir safety and effectiveness continue to be monitored.

The reason why doctors and health authorities Strongly advocate vaccination It is because the vaccines have been TRIED to protect the vast majority of people from contracting COVID-19 in the first place.

And even if you get it infected after vaccinationthe vaccine will protect you against hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

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