Gates was one of the first celebrities to use Instagram.
The social network has since grown into a multi-billion dollar business and has made Gates a star in his own right.
But, as Gates is now an executive at Microsoft, the tech giant’s relationship with the billionaire businessman has been complicated.
In the past, the social network declined to provide him with exclusive content or even to host a livestream of his livestreams.
In June, Gates spoke out about the company’s lack of engagement with him, and in August, the company acknowledged its lack of oversight of his accounts.
As a result, many people have wondered if Gates could be held accountable for the content posted to his Instagram account.
This week, the New York Times reported that Gates has been asked by Microsoft to remove content that contains a threat to the safety of people who are not related to Gates.
The article cites three people who worked for the company at the time and a Microsoft spokesperson who says the company does not comment on personnel matters.
Gates has denied the allegations and said the company has no plans to take action against him.
Gates, in a statement released Monday, said that he has been contacted by a few journalists but “not to make me go public about any matters.”
He said the Times article “is based on hearsay and speculation, and ignores the fact that the allegations have been thoroughly investigated and that the investigation has uncovered no evidence of any threat.”
The spokesperson added that the company “has not been asked to remove any content” on its platform.
The New York Post first reported the allegations.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.