• 'Deeply misguided and dangerous': George Soros group slams Facebook as a threat to democracy in open letter to Sheryl Sandberg

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook , as part of an effort to boost its image this summer, hired Republican-linked PR firm Definers Public Affairs in an attempt to blame liberal billionaire George Soros for the rise of anti-Facebook groups, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
    At Facebook's request, Definers Public Affairs reportedly tried to find financial connections linking Soros to activists groups critical of Facebook, including Freedom from Facebook.
    In response to the report, Soros' Open Society Foundations sent out an open letter to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg that accused the company of "disseminating...
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  • Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics

    Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics

    24 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Facebook is facing calls to conduct an external investigation into its own lobbying and PR activities by an aide to billionaire George Soros.
    BuzzFeed reports that Michael Vachon, an advisor to the chairman at Soros Fund Management, made the call in a letter to friends and colleagues.
    The call follows an explosive investigation, published yesterday by the New York Times based on interviews with more than 50 sources on the company, which paints an ugly picture of how Facebook's leadership team responded to growing pressure over election interference, in the wake of the Kremlin ads scandal...
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