Category Archives: George Soros

George Soros raises donation to anti-Brexit Best for Britain group

Investor pledges additional £100,000 in response to ‘smear campaign’ in rightwing press

George Soros has moved to defy his critics over his £400,000 donation to the pro-EU campaign group Best for Britain by pledging an additional £100,000 to support efforts to fight Brexit.

The billionaire investor’s Open Society Foundation (OSF) is set to match a crowdfunding campaign set up in the wake of attacks on Soros, which has already raised more than £50,000 since his support was revealed on Wednesday last week.

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George Soros: Facebook and Google are a menace to society

  • Billionaire says social media companies’ ‘days are numbered’
  • Soros warns of ‘far-reaching adverse consequences’ for democracy

Facebook and Google have become “obstacles to innovation” and are a “menace” to society whose “days are numbered”, said billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.

“Mining and oil companies exploit the physical environment; social media companies exploit the social environment,” said the Hungarian-American businessman, according to a transcript of his speech.

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Source: gad