Billionaire speculator George Soros published an opinion column in The New York Times on Friday, Jan. 31 calling for Mark Zuckerberg to be forced to relinquish control of Facebook, arguing that Facebook’s political decisions on political advertising were benefiting President Donald Trump.
In a dispute that is more than a year old, Soros said Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg must relinquish control of Facebook, suggesting they should be forced to do so if necessary.
“I think Mr. Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg realize that their interests are aligned: The president wins the election, Mr. Zuckerberg wins money,” Soros wrote.
The billionaire mogul has been targeting Facebook since 2018, when he proclaimed the platform as a “threat” to society, claiming it was deliberately indoctrinating users.
When Facebook retaliated by hiring a public relations firm to attack the billionaire, the latter demanded that Congress regulate the social networking giant.
Fearing that President Trump would win the 2020 election, Soros has played the last card he has: demanding the departure of Zuckerberg and Sandberg, “one way or another” which carries a kind of threat, given that the speculator is considered one of the most influential figures in American and European politics, totally aligned to the left and to progressivism.
Soros not only wants Zuckerberg and Sandberg to be removed from power, but he wants “those who spread false information” to be punished more severely. However, he doesn’t seem to be just referring to users who circulate viral hoaxes, but he made it clear that he had put his attention on Section 230, the now well-known U.S. law that protects social networking platforms from liability for the content their users post. Facebook should be treated as a publisher, not a platform, and “should be held accountable for the content that appears on its site,” he added in the NYT column.
On Sept. 16, 1992, billionaire George Soros rose to prominence by making an aggressive financial move against the British pound and causing it to collapse. This episode, known as Black Wednesday meant the exit of that currency from the European exchange mechanism, and cleared the way for a single currency that would definitively annex Europe: the euro.
Certainly, controversy has accompanied Soros throughout his career, not only because of his stock market speculations, but also because of the controversial social actions and political interference he has been carrying out since 1979, in pursuit of “progress.”
In 2017, when he had one of the largest fortunes in the world (an estimated $23 billion, according to Forbes), he decided to transfer most of his wealth, some $18 billion, to his “philanthropic” organization OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS (OSF), making it the second largest nonprofit group in the United States, in terms of managed funds, reported The Wall Street Journal.
In August 2017, DCLeaks leaked 2,576 internal documents from Soros organizations, and especially from the OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS (OSF), classified by area: United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Eurasia, and Africa.
George Soros is considered to be the financier of more than 50 left-wing NGOs. According to several independent media, he is the architect of revolutions and coups around the world, during the last 25 years.
He is also well known for his inclination toward the Democratic Party and is one of its main donors, sponsoring Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and hundreds of left-wing politicians around the world.