English, Fake News
 

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was not arrested by the FBI on 05 November 2021

0

A post with a website link is being widely shared on social media claiming that the CEO of Pfizer had been arrested by the FBI and charged with Fraud. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla arrested by the FBI and charged with fraud on 05 November 2021.

Fact: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was not arrested by the FBI on 05 November 2021. In fact, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla made a couple of television appearances on 05 November 2021, the very same day he was claimed to have been arrested. According to Snopes, the website which claimed that the CEO was arrested, “publishes a mix of news commentary and conspiratorial hoaxes”. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When one opens the link provided in the post, an article can be seen which claims that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was arrested on 05 November 2021. We could not find any credible evidence to conclude that say Pfizer CEO was arrested by the FBI and charged with fraud. If such a prominent person were to be arrested, it would have been reported by almost every media house.

In fact, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla made a couple of television appearances on 05 November 2021, the very same day he was claimed to have been arrested. Albert Bourla spoke to CNN about a new pill developed by Pfizer to combat COVID-19. Albert Bourla made an appearance on CNBC as well.

Snopes had written a fact-check article debunking the same claim that Pfizer CEO was arrested. Snopes says that the article from the website link is not a genuine news article. Snopes says that the website named the Conservative Beaver publishes conspiracies. “The Conservative Beaver publishes a mix of news commentary and conspiratorial hoaxes. For example, it previously published a fictitious story claiming that actor Alec Baldwin had been arrested in a child-pornography case. This is false.”  

To sum it up, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was not arrested by the FBI on 05 November 2021.

Share.

Comments are closed.

scroll