No, the World Economic Forum has not called for a ban on the Bible

By: Umme Kulsum
June 21 2023

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No, the World Economic Forum has not called for a ban on the Bible


The Verdict False

The claim promoted by outlets and personalities known for spreading misinformation is not backed by proof and has been labeled false by the WEF.

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A post circulating on Twitter claims that the World Economic Forum (WEF) has declared itself “to be God” and has called “for a ban on the Bible.” The Twitter post, which has more than 1.7 million views so far, was shared by David Icke, who is known to promote conspiracy theories on social media. His tweet also shared a link to a webpage titled “BREAKING: WEF Claims to be God, Calls for Banning of the Bible” shared on Icke’s website— ‘’ The webpage carries a video of an episode from Infowars—a misinformation network run by Alex Jones— another conspiracy theorist.

Icke’s recent claim is one of the many unsubstantiated claims made about the WEF trying to control the world. While many social media users pointed out that Icky’s claim was false, several people seem to have fallen for his post.

In Fact

Logically Facts did not come across any press release, announcement, or statement shared by the WEF related to a planned ban of the Bible on its website. We also did not find any news reports of any WEF leader mentioning any such proposal. 

Yann Zopf, a spokesperson for the WEF, clarified that the information posted on the viral Twitter post is fake. Speaking to Logically Facts, Zopf said, “The World Economic Forum never made any statement about banning the Bible. These are false claims to discredit the important work that the World Economic Forum does on serious global challenges.”

The WEF describes itself as an “international organization for public-private cooperation” and primarily focuses on addressing economic and geopolitical issues. It is not specifically associated with matters related to any religion, including Christianity. 

It should also be noted that the World Economic Forum has long been the subject of many conspiracy theories, particularly around its Great Reset initiative.

The Verdict

There is no evidence to suggest that the World Economic Forum plans to ban the Bible or any other religious text. A WEF spokesperson clarified that the claim is false. 

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