Gates Foundation Pledges $200 Million for Global Digital IDs

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $1.27 billion initiative to fund the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which includes $200 million for digital IDs and “civil registry databases.”

Following the UN’s General Assembly week in late September, the Gates Foundation in a press release stated that $200 million would be going towards expanding “Digital Public Infrastructure.”

“This funding will help expand infrastructure that low-and middle-income countries can use to become more resilient to crises such as food shortages, public health threats, and climate change, as well as to aid in pandemic and economic recovery. This infrastructure encompasses tools such as interoperable payment systems, digital ID, data-sharing systems, and civil registry databases.”

After the announcement, Michael Rectenwald, author of “Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom,” warned that the digital ID system is a sinister tool that threatens civil liberties worldwide.

“Of all the other means of identifying and tracking subjects, digital identity poses perhaps the gravest technological threat to individual liberty yet conceived,” he told The Defender. “It has the potential to trace, track and surveil subjects and to compile a complete record of all activity, from cradle to grave.”

“Digital identity will serve as a means of coercion and enforced compliance with the outrageous demands of a vaccine regime that will have no end,” he added.

“It is no wonder that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding this invasive, rights-abrogating technology, given Gates’ investments, both financially and ideologically, in coercive neo-Malthusian and arguably eugenics-friendly methods.”

The Gates Foundation isn’t the only globalist organization to promote digital IDs.

The World Economic Forum issued a memo in February analyzing how to introduce digital ID technology to the world that will eventually be “embedded in the skin” to “be used for authentication in virtually every aspect of your life.”

The Tony Blair Foundation also recommended the UK government implement a digital ID system in July, claiming it would be to stem the illegal immigrant problem in the country.

Governments are also getting behind the digital ID/Chinese-style social credit system initiative.

The French government announced in April that it’s working on imposing a digital ID system that will use citizens’ smartphones to scan their biometric identity cards to grant access to both public and private sector services.

Likewise, the Canadian government in August announced plans to impose a national digital ID system.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for government services to be accessible and flexible in the digital age,” the “Digital Ambition” document explains. “The next step in making services more convenient to access is a federal Digital Identity Program, integrated with pre-existing provincial platforms. Digital identity is the electronic equivalent of a recognized proof-of-identity document (for example, a driver’s license or passport) and confirms that ‘you are who you say you are’ in a digital context.

**By Jamie White