Edited video used to claim tech CEO warned staff about COVID-19 vaccine safety

A short video clip circulating online claims to show the founder and CEO of a major social media platform warning his staff not to get COVID-19 vaccines because they can modify DNA. The clip is from a July 2020 virtual meeting, but posts sharing the clip falsely claim it is from August 2021.

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