Fact Check: Has Microsoft developed microchip implants to store Covid-19 vaccine information?

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Multiple social media users have claimed that Microsoft has developed a microchip implant to store Covid-19 vaccine information of people. We fact-checked and found the claim to be Mostly False.

The Claim

“Human trials will start this July on a micro-chip implant smaller than a pin-head that will hold your booster status and other information to enable a fast and easy way to access things like shops and events. All powered by Microsoft technology. A very exciting technology”.

The posts can be seen here and here.

Fact Check

What is a microchip implant?

The microchip implant is a small electronic device that is placed under the skin. Such chips use technology like RFID to store information related to health, finances and other lifestyle and professional memberships.

Are there microchip implants available to be implanted into humans?

Yes. A company named Epicentre is reportedly ready with microchips that can be placed under human skin and can hold data.

Many people in Sweden are considering the microchip implants by Epicenter after the government made a new rule of travelling within the European Union with a coronavirus vaccine passport. More details are available on the Swedish-language eHealth Agency website here.

Has Microsoft developed microchip implants to store Covid-19 vaccine information?

No evidence. There is no news about Microsoft inventing a microchip implant. There is also no recent press release from the company about any such human trials.

The social media posts have not presented any evidence that proves Microsoft has developed such a chip. Most posts seem to have confused the technology developed by Epicenter as a invention of Microsoft.

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