Facebook Admits COO Sheryl Sandberg Ordered George Soros Smear Campaign
Company previously denied any knowledge of the company’s hiring of Definers
Facebook has been forced to admit that Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg requested research on globalist George Soros, despite previously denying any knowledge of the company’s hiring of controversial PR firm Definers.
Facebook admitted that Sandberg sent an email questioning whether George Soros had shorted the company's stock following his denouncement of the platform calling them a 'menace to society' in January 2018.
Sandberg had distanced herself from the contracting of conservative public relations firm Definers in previous statements.
She also denied similar efforts to dig dirt on Soros, which many of the globalist allies are calling 'anti-Semitic smears.'
Facebook's Head of Communications and Policy Elliot Schrage posted a blog article last week exposing the platform's strategy to Definers Public Affairs, a Republican-affiliated firm, to examine Soros.
Sandberg also said in a statement to Schrage's post, claiming she didn't recall Definers but noting: 'Some of their work was incorporated into materials presented to me and I received a small number of emails where Definers was referenced.'
A Facebook spokesperson said: 'As Elliot said last week, we researched potential motivations behind George Soros's criticism of Facebook in January 2018.'
'Mr. Soros is a prominent investor, and we looked into his investments and trading activity related to Facebook.
'That research was already underway when Sheryl sent an email asking if Mr. Soros had shorted Facebook's stock,' the statement continued.
Soros had funded several groups in an anti-Facebook alliance called Freedom from Facebook, according to research produced by Deciders.
President of Soros' Open Society Foundations, Patrick Gaspard, branded he research a 'smear' was pushing theories that Soros is a 'puppet master.'
Facebook's statement added:
'Sheryl never directed research on Freedom from Facebook. But as she said before she takes full responsibility for any activity that happened on her watch.'
Sandberg addressed the Definers issue in November saying: 'I did not know we hired them or about the work they were doing, but I should have.'
'I have great respect for George Soros – and the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories against him are abhorrent,' she said.
Sandberg noted that she, like Soros, is also Jewish.
'Being Jewish is a core part of who I am, and our company stands firmly against hate,' she said.