Dr Robert O Young bore false testimony about Bill Gates at the ITJN. What is the ITNJ? It is a self-appointed ‘court’ that holds unsanctioned hearings on topics ranging from child trafficking and corruption to the ‘effects’ of 5G.


AFP Fact Check

Discredited US naturopath makes false claims about Gates

AFP South Africa, Tendai Dube
Published on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 02:06
Updated on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 22:48

A 2019 video has resurfaced in South Africa with claims by a discredited US naturopath that billionaire Bill Gates said the world should be depopulated of billions of people, starting in Africa. However, there is no public record of Gates making these remarks. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Microsoft founder — who has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the fight against the novel coronavirus — has been the target of many false or misleading allegations, including about forced population control. His foundation has repeatedly refuted these claims, which have also been debunked by AFP Fact Check. 

The video featuring US naturopath Robert O. Young — who was jailed for illegally practising medicine — has circulated tens of thousands of times across multiple social media platforms in South Africa on January 11, 2021. This tweet was shared and liked hundreds of times.

The full version of the 98-minute video was published on the ITNJ’s YouTube channel on November 20, 2019.

In the first 90 minutes of the video, Young makes unsubstantiated claims that viruses are not real, vaccines are poison, and that alkaline can be used to cure any ailment. 

A basic Google keyword search did not reveal any trace of Gates ever making any public comments about plans to reduce the world population by killing Africans.

It is not the first time that these unfounded claims swirl around social media. 

The claim appears to find its roots in the misinterpretation of a speech Gates gave on carbon emissions over a decade ago.

During a TED Talk in February 2010, he discussed reducing global population growth through new vaccines and improved healthcare in order to lower carbon emissions.

“The world today has 6.8 billion people, that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent,” he said. 

Gates was talking about cutting global population growth by “10 or 15 percent” to reduce carbon emissions, rather than reducing the actual population.




Video claiming COVID-19 vaccines weaponised to depopulate the world, eliminate Africans false

Claim: A viral video clip claims vaccines are targeted at eliminating Africans.

The claim that vaccines are meant to eliminate Africans is false and the statement on vaccines is not related to COVID-19 vaccines. 

Full Text 

With the growing spread of misinformation and different theories surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in relation to Africa, a 30-second video going viral on social media claims there is a plan to eliminate Africans through vaccines.

In the video, a witness named Dr Robert O. Young who was answering questions from a set of panellists said there were too many people in the world and there was the need to get rid of them starting off in Africa.

“For the purpose of sterilization and population control, there is too many people on the planet we need to get rid off in the words of Bill Gate, at least 3billion people need to die. So we will just start off in Africa. We will start doing our research there and we will eliminate most of the Africans because they are deplorable, they are worthless, they are not part of this world economy so they have their rights taken away and they are surpressed and experimented”

Claim: A viral video clip claims vaccines are targeted at eliminating Africans.

Excerpt of Dr Robert’s statement.

Screenshot of the viral video.


Dubawa researched the witness (Dr Robert O. Young) in the video and discovered that Dr Young is an American naturopathic practitioner and author of alternative medicine books. 

Dubawa also conducted a Google reverse image search with screenshots of the video which led to a report on January 13, 2021, by Everyday.ng


Going through the video, Dubawa learnt Dr Young was trying to make the point that the different vaccines given to children in the first six years of their life, from the measles vaccine to the polio vaccine are more poisonous than helpful. 

The short clip going viral was trimmed out of the full testimony towards the end of the video, where Dr Young quoting Bill Gate, said these vaccines are meant to kill and reduce the world population. It is, however, noteworthy to note that the claim on depopulation by Dr Young accredited to Bill Gate has been debunked.

While the statement in the viral clip is true and taken from the original full video of Dr Young’s testimony, it is not related to COVID-19 vaccines.


Dubawa’s findings show that while it is true that Dr Young made such a statement in an original video from the ITNJ seating, his statement was taken out of context as his statement and the seating have no relation with COVID-19. The time of this seating also discredits this video’s connection to COVID-19 which happened 5 months before COVID-19 broke out in December 2019. This makes the claim false and misleading.



A Critical Look at “Dr.” Robert Young’s Theories and Credentials

Stephen Barrett, M.D.
July 3, 2017

In July 2017, Robert O. Young, who has marketed himself as “Robert O. Young, M.S., D.Sc., Ph.D.,”was sentenced to prison for practicing medicine without a license. Young would like you to believe that he is a highly educated and distinguished scientist. I do not believe that is an accurate description. This article describes his background and the activities that led to his conviction.

Disreputable Credentials

One way to judge someone’s credibility is to examine the nature of his education. Young’s Web site includes the following information:

Before Dr. Young began his extensive nutritional research, his love for sports and science led him to the University of Utah—where he studied biology and business in the early 70’s. . . . His education was temporarily interrupted by an ecclesiastical mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He successfully served for two years in London, England.

In the 80’s, following his mission and schooling at the University of Utah, Dr. Young studied medical microbiology—training under Dr. Robert Bradford at the Bradford Research Institute in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Bradford is now a trustee and professor at Capital University in Washington, DC, where he teaches live and dry blood microscopy. Dr. Young also studied darkfield microscopy. . . .

In 1993, Dr. Young received a MS in nutrition from the American College in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1995, he received his D.Sc. with emphasis in chemistry and biology. . . . In 1997, Dr. Young received a Ph.D. from Clayton College of Natural Health. His Professor, James E. Harvey from San Diego State University, reviewed and accepted his dissertation as completing all the requirements for a doctorate of philosophy degree in nutrition. Continuing his studies and research, Dr. Young later received an additional doctorate degree in naturopathy (ND) from Clayton College (1999). [1]

Young’s books include: Back to the House of Health: Rejuvenating Recipes to Alkalize and Energize for Life (2000); Sick and Tired?: Reclaim Your Inner Terrain (2000); Back to the House of Health: Rejuvenating Recipes to Alkalize and Energize for Life! (2000); The pH Miracle for Diabetes: The Revolutionary Diet Plan for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics (2005); The pH Miracle for Weight Loss: Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight (2006); and The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health (2008). None of these books has any scientific standing.

In 2010, Young’s Web site claimed that he had “devoted his life to researching the true cause of disease” and for 25 years had been “widely recognized as one of the top research scientists in the world” [1]. The pH Miracle, co-authored with his wife Shelley Radford Young, states that he headed the InnerLight Biological Research and Health Education Foundation and had “gained national recognition for his research into diabetes, cancer, leukemia, and AIDS.” [2]

A recent article stated that Young took only one undergraduate course in biology and did not graduate from the University of Utah [3]. The rest of his “training” is smoke and mirrors. Robert Bradford, who was convicted of laetrile smuggling in the 1970s, was not even a college graduate. His alleged “doctoral degrees”—two of them—were acquired from credential mills. For nearly 30 years, he operated a network of enterprises that included a Mexican clinic that offered quack treatments, a company that marketed dubious drugs and dietary supplements, a “research institute” that did no significant research, and a nonaccredited “medical school” that operated for about five years [4]. In 2011, Bradford, his wife, and their company (American Biologics, doing business as C.R.B., Inc) were convicted of conspiring to violate federal food and drug laws and defraud individuals seeking medical care. The indictment stated that he marketed bogus Lyme disease products and a microscope system that was falsely claimed to diagnose the disease [4].

Clayton College of Natural Health was a nonaccredited correspondence school that advocated unscientific and quack methods [4]. Its requirements for graduation were minuscule compared to those for accredited colleges and universities that train health professionals. It closed in 2010 after Alabama began requiring accreditation for license renewal. Moreover, no correspondence school can prepare students to give competent health advice to clients because that requires years of clinical experience under expert supervision. Young’s connections with Clayton and Bradford reflect extremely poor judgment.

Claims that Robert Young is a distinguished researcher are preposterous. The National Library of Medicine’s database contains no articles authored by “Young RO” that were published in a recognized scientific journal. His foundation’s 2011 tax return contain an expense item of $3,915 for “food for research subjects,” but the returns from 2003 to 2010 contain nothing that appear related to human clinical research activity and the 2012 return has no financial data.

For the full article: https://quackwatch.org/11ind/young3/


As for the ITNJ

The ITNJ is a self-appointed ‘court’ that holds unsanctioned hearings on topics ranging from child trafficking and corruption to the ‘effects’ of 5G.

Exposed: The conspiracy theorists who claim coronavirus is linked to 5G, including the cousin of a cabinet minister and a former CIA spy

  • International Tribunal for Natural Justice is sharing the 5G conspiracy theory
  • ITNJ is promoting the theory that 5G is helping the coronavirus to spread
  • Members include cousin of a Tory Minister and an ex-wife of an EastEnders actor
  • Another, an ex-CIA agent, once said child slaves were being sent to Mars
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

By Jamie Nimmo For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:41 BST, 11 April 2020 | Updated: 12:38 BST, 12 April 2020

Members of a bizarre organisation that falsely links the new 5G mobile phone network to the coronavirus can be exposed today by The Mail on Sunday.

The cousin of a Tory Minister and the ex-wife of an EastEnders actor are key members of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ), which also promotes claims 5G causes cancer and is a weapon.

Other members include a conspiracy theorist who claims Nasa has kidnapped children and sent them to Mars as slaves.

Last week, Michael Gove led the condemnation of the 5G conspiracy theories circulating on social media, with celebrities criticised for alerting followers to what the Cabinet Office Minister called ‘dangerous nonsense’.




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