Buffett's Company Accused Of Planting Bricks At Protest Sites By Online Conspiracy Theorists
Acme Bricks, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B), is accused of closing a conspiracy and stones with Bill Gates and Antifa, an anti-fascist movement to place the sites of police brutality protests that have rocked the United States.
According to Business Insider, Texas-based Acme is fighting social media allegations of leaving bricks at places of protests to be hurled at police officers.
The White House tweeted video clips of protests and commented: "Antifa and professional anarchists invade our communities and stage stones and weapons to trigger violence," which it later erased. Fox News (NASDAQ: FOX), owned by Fox News, has also posted stories on the subject.
According to Business Insider, right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said on his June 2 radio show: "Ladies and gentlemen, we have now found out who is delivering bricks to over 20 cities."
Then he said, "It's Acme Brick, owned by Berkshire Hathaway and Bill Gates."
Why is it important?
Acme posted a statement on its website rejecting such allegations: "The Acme Brick Company has done nothing and will not do anything to intentionally encourage violence."
The brickyard said it was "to build in business, not to destroy".
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), has described conspiracy theories that include him as "so stupid."
According to Business Insider, he was also accused of attempting to microchip people with vaccines worldwide.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a Gates-led philanthropic organization, has shifted its focus to tackling the ongoing pandemic and calls for increased global participation in vaccine funding.
BRK price campaign
On Friday, Berkshire Hathaway Class A shares closed 1.41% higher at $ 271,515. The company's Class B shares closed 1.79% higher at $ 181.21.
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