Facebook has ended its relationship with a PR firm which the New York Times reported had circulated reports to journalists claiming that George Soros was quietly backing anti-Facebook groups.
Facebook cut ties with the Republican-linked Definers Public Affairs on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after the Times’ explosive report.
Soros has previously been a target for right-wing conspiracy theories, many of them anti-Semitic.
Facebook admitted in a post on Thursday that Definers encouraged members of the press to look into ties between Soros and a group called “Freedom from Facebook,” and said the intention was to show that the group was not a “grassroots campaign” but rather was being funded by “a well-known critic of our company.”
“To suggest that this was an anti-Semitic attack is reprehensible and untrue,” Facebook said.
Facebook swiftly cut ties with a PR firm after a New York Times report said the company tried to blame a rise in anti-Facebook sentiment on billionaire George Soros.
Facebook announced in a post that it ended its relationship with Definers Public Affairs on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after the Times’ explosive report on the inner workings of Facebook’s leadership having to deal with a series of scandals broke.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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