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Fact-checked: No, Bill Gates didn’t say he wanted to use vaccines to reduce the population _

Poynter fact-checked a website article claiming that Bill Gates advocated for reducing the global population by using vaccines during a 2010 TedTalk. Poynter rated the claim as false.

The point Gates was making was in relation to the population being reduced as a result of better healthcare because child mortality is lowered when families have access to life-saving vaccines and health care, allowing families to choose to have fewer children.