Shooting of Slovakian prime minister falsely linked to WHO pandemic treaty

Conspiracists are claiming without evidence that a recent assassination attempt on Slovakia’s prime minister is related to his opposition to COVID-19 vaccines and the WHO pandemic treaty. A U.S. congressperson and other high-profile figures shared a viral post that falsely claims that the prime minister made a speech questioning COVID-19 vaccine safety and rejecting the WHO pandemic treaty a week before his assassination attempt.

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