Heads ought to roll at Facebook over the Soros smear - starting with Zuck's

Posted On: Nov 15, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Heads ought to roll at Facebook over the Soros smear - starting with Zuck's

Facebook's public relations firm this summer tried to discredit the company's critics by linking them to financier George Soros, The New York Times reported .
The tactic has antisemitic overtones; far-right groups have long peddled similar conspiracy theories in which Soros, a Jew who survived the Holocaust, is the shadowy figure behind all kinds of different policies, groups, and activities.
Those broader Soros conspiracy theories reportedly animated the alleged gunman in the recent mass shooting in Pittsburgh and the man who last month allegedly sent pipe bombs to Soros and other left-wing critics of President Trump.
Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he wasn't aware of Facebook's relationship with the PR firm or its activities, and the social networking giant has now cancelled its contract with the firm.
But Zuckerberg and Facebook declined to repudiate the firm's use of the Soros smear or acknowledge its antisemitic links.
The shameful incident ought to lead to resignations at the top of Facebook,...

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